Unfortunate might be the only way to describe the Boston Red Sox’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
The 1-0 defeat was Boston’s eighth straight, but this time, it was actually a great effort on the Sox’s part.
John Lackey pitched seven full shutout innings, but ultimately the Rays were able to crack Boston’s relief pitching in a way the Sox could not. The Sox had their chances, but simply could not translate them into runs.
Jake Peavy will take the mound Saturday afternoon and hopes to help turn the team in a winning direction.
Check out Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy’s analysis in the video above.