Red Sox Has decided not to acquire additional player during the trading period. According to Dave Dombrowski, baseball operation president, it is not worth it to acquire a premium player for a team that is struggling for a wild card spot. He believes the team has enough talent to help for a playoff push.
“If we’re going to make it,” Dombrowski said, “it’s going to be with the guys in the clubhouse.”
On Wednesday night, Red Sox lost 8-5 to Tampa Bay Rays making it even more challenging to move on with the group. In the first inning, Rick Porcello allowed an RBI single to Travis d’Arnaud. In the second inning, it got even worse. Kevin Kiermaier homered, and Austin Meadow put Rays 5-0. In this season, Porcello has allowed more than five runs.
Sox were determined to come back. Rafael Devers’ sac fly in the third inning scored a run. In the fourth, J.D. Martinez took a 0-2 changeup from Rays Ryan Yarbrough to right-center field for a homer.
Porcello worked for three straight scoreless frames in the sixth. He ended his night with a solo shot to Willy Adams and Rays led 6-2. In just 5 ½ innings, Porcello was done. His position in the mound isn’t firm; he can control spurt but is unable to hold it together.
Porcello showed how frustrated he was when a NESN camera slammed at him; he smashed the television camera monitor in the dugout.
He later acknowledged that it was not proper behavior and didn’t represent his personality. It’s because he was frustrated.
This loss degraded Red Sox 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay, which now tie with Oakland for the second wild card.