Different journey, same outcome.
- Tonight Zach McAllister got run through the meat grinder that is the Boston lineup. David Ortiz isn't there yet, but even so, it's a tough lineup to pitch to because they rarely make easy outs. McAllister ended up allowing three runs, but had to throw over 110 pitches to finish five innings. So the bullpen had to pitch another four innings.
- I thought on several occasions McAllister was squeezed by home plate umpire Tim Timmons. And in several cases, McAllister was burned after not getting a strike call; one example was when Jarrod Salatalamacchia lined a home run to right field after McAllister should have (in my opinion) struck out the Boston catcher.
- Like last night, the Indians had a couple opportunities to get back in the game, the most notable in the eighth inning. Nick Swisher came to the plate with two outs and two on, but couldn't lay off a Koji Uehara changeup and struck out.
- Cord Phelps' error in the seventh turned out to be a huge turning point. Going into the inning, the Indians were only down 3-2, but after Phelps' error, the Red Sox would score three crucial runs to give them a four-run lead.
- Hopefully the road treats the Indians better than home; they finished their first homestand an abysmal 2-6.
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