The bullpen isn’t doing any better than the rotation tonight.
The Red Sox have hit six home runs, the last four off Orioles relievers.
Jacoby Ellsbury took Jason Berken deep in the sixth inning. Pedro Viola replaced him in the seventh and gave up consecutive bombs to David Ortiz, Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Red Sox 10, Orioles 3.
I guess this is rock bottom.
Viola walked the next batter and was gone. He didn’t record an out.
It was the first time that the Orioles surrendered three straight home runs since May 20, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.
Surrender might not be a bad idea.
Manager Buck Showalter reportedly tore into his club after last night’s game. What’s left to say tonight?
Update: Showalter told MASN’s Gary Thorne that he wasn’t happy with Jake Arrieta’s tempo tonight.
Showalter still has tentative plans to start Alfredo Simon on Saturday and Mitch Atkins on Sunday, but they’ll be changed if he needs to use either pitcher in relief tomorrow night.