One thing about the postseason – and in any sport: either literally or metaphorically speaking, you’re going to get hit. And in Game 1 on Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Rays punched the Red Sox in the face.
Last night, the Red Sox hit back.
For the record, let the record show that the Red Sox first absorbed another one squarely on the kisser, a grand slam by the anonymous Jordan Luplow in a five-run first inning that again had the Sox on their heels under the titled roof of Tropicana Field. Still, that came only after the Sox came out swinging and had grabbed a 2-0 lead on a night when Chris Sale clearly didn’t have it, raising serious questions about both the state of Sale and Red Sox starters as this series moves forward.