Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

Boston celebrated Patriots day on Monday, which meant that the Red Sox held their annual 11 AM game to commemorate the holiday. Boston sent Clay Buchholz to the hill in hopes the righty could settle into a groove. However, Buchholz start was short lived, as the 30 year old lasted just 2.1 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits. While Burke Badenhop pitched 3.2 innings of shutout baseball to stop the bleeding, the Red Sox offense roared back. Powered by contributions up and down the line up, Boston trimmed the deficit to just 1 by the 9th inning. However, with the tying run 90 feet away, Mike Carp grounded out and the Red Sox lost by a final of 7-6.

  • The revolving door atop the Red Sox lineup claimed another victim on Monday. Infielder, Brock Holt has been swinging a hot bat since being recalled from AAA, and was given the opportunity to audition for the Red Sox top spot. (Sox hope Holt can spark leadoff spot)
  • Although the Red Sox came up short in the 9th inning, the fact that they rallied back from a 5 run deficit was refreshing. Boston’s offense has been struggling early this year, but on Monday they looked more like their old selves. (Even in loss, Red Sox get back to old plate approach)
  • Tweet of the day: Maybe this is why Buchholz pitched so poorly…