BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 22: Travis Shaw # 47 of the Boston Red Sox breaks his bat on a foul ball in the 3rd inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 22, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matthew Hazlett/Getty Images).
Patrick Mahomes merch just dropped, and its outright fire by Alicia de Artola.
Just after closer Matt Barnes blew the conserve versus the lowly Texas Rangers, current acquisition Travis Shaw more than offseted it with a walk-off grand slam in the tenth.
Barnes was not able to secure the save, marking yet another hard performance in the month of August for a gamer the Red Sox count on rather a bit.
Its a win against the lowly Rangers, however the Red Sox will take it. Its been a harsh stretch for Boston as they attempt to hold on to the second American League Wild Card spot, eradicating the Oakland Athletics.
Red Sox: Will Alex Cora make a change at closer?
Barnes August ERA recommends a modification could be coming– or at least a break from such a laborious role as the group flirts with other options.
One Chaim Bloom error (Barnes extension) was redeemed by a success story in Shaw, who was declared off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers just a couple of days back.
The similarity Adam Ottavino, Garrett Whitlock and Hirokazu Sawamura are the perfect next guy up in the bullpen if Cora opts to go that path. If not, hell be asking Barnes to fix his issues in the middle of a pennant race.