'Everybody needs to start doing everything' as Red Sox frustrations boil over
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NEW YORK — As the Boston Red Sox clubhouse emptied out after another loss, maintaining Boston’s status at the bottom of the American League East standings, the Star Wars “Imperial March” blared off a phone speaker in the hallway. Like it has so many times in Red Sox history, a loss at Yankee Stadium at the hands of the rival Evil Empire served as wakeup call Tuesday night. Darth Vader’s theme merely served as a nail in the coffin in a blowout 8-0 loss, one that saw Boston confront its most pressing issues.
Chris Sale looked better Tuesday night, throwing his best stuff of the season, according to manager Alex Cora. In the first inning, Sale regularly pumped fastballs touching up to 97 mph, a massive velocity increase over the 91.6 mph he came in averaging over his first three starts of this season.
April has been rough in Boston and the Bronx. Still, we take a look at what has gone right — and how high the ceiling still could be — as the AL East rivals meet.
Chris Sale dropped to 0-4 this season after losing to the Yankees on Tuesday.