By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Red Sox pitching staff was lit up Tuesday night in a 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
W: Marcus Stroman (2-6)
L: Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3)
Here are three takeaways from the loss:
1. We have lift off:
The Blue Jays rocked Eduardo Rodriguez for six runs on six hits over five innings of work. Three of those hits left the yard:
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Rowdy Tellez homered twice and Randal Grichuk also went deep.
2. Two bases loaded squanders:
This game could have looked much different had the Red Sox not squandered two bases loaded opportunities. Mitch Moreland and Xander Bogaerts struck out to leave three men on in the third inning, and Mookie Betts, Moreland, and Bogaerts failed to do anything with the bases full in the seventh.
3. There’s no place for Tyler Thornburg on this team:
Thornburg gave up two more runs in his inning of work and saw his ERA climb to 7.71. Thornburg has given up 16 runs in 16 appearances, and has allowed 21 hits and walked 10 in 18 2/3 innings pitched.
It’s time for Dave Dombrowski to cut bait. There is no fixing the Thornburg-Travis Shaw trade now. It’s time to move on.
The Red Sox and Blue Jays play game three of their series on Wednesday. Rick Porcello (3-4, 4.80 ERA) will oppose right-hander Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 3.88 ERA).