Dan Shaughnessy joined Gresh & Zo in studio to talk about the slumping Red Sox. A year and three days ago the Sox were 30 games above .500 now they are one of the biggest disappointments in MLB at 12 games below .500.
The Red Sox lost 7-1 to the Oakland A’s.
The Boston Red Sox may not be able to get much lower than last September, but this August came close.
The A’s had a season-best 19 hits and scored 20 runs for the fourth time in Oakland history, while Boston allowed 20 for the first time since Aug. 21, 2009, against the Yankees.
Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smacked his 400th career home run Wednesday in Boston’s 3-2 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.
Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered against their former team to send Daisuke Matsuzaka to an early exit.
Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after he asked the Oakland Athletics to release him and the team granted his request on Friday.
Felger and Massarotti opened the day talking about the Boston Red Sox, their struggles, and the sellout streak at Fenway Park.
While the Red Sox dropped their second in a row to the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Wednesday night, it was a promising debut for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.