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Juan Gone

It was a game of firsts and lasts. Blake Swihart got his first run batted in as a major league player in the third inning. He sent a humpback double into center field to plate Xander Bogaerts, who also doubled. Swihart also tallied his first run, crossing home plate on Dustin Pedroia’s sacrifice fly to center.

Edward Mujica made his last appearance in a Red Sox uniform. He relieved Justin Masterson in the fifth inning after the starter surrendered two consecutive walks bookended by two singles. Mujica got out of the inning cleanly and escaped damage in the sixth. Rene Rivera led off with a double but was moved over by Kevin Kiermaier’s bunt. Kiermaier was ruled safe at first but John Farrell won the challenge. Mujica then fielded Logan Forsythe’s comebacker and nailed Rivera at home.

Mujica fought valiantly, Mujica fought nobly. And Mujica was DFAed.

Juan Nieves was fired yesterday. No replacement has been announced as of yet. With the release of the Wells Report there’s likely to be a few openings in the Patriots clubhouse for guys who know their way around balls.

Nieves is a scapegoat for the underperforming, overwhelmingly mediocre pitching staff, Farrell indicated that Nieves wasn’t getting the results he used to. “There’s a number of things that go into this, but the ability to maintain the consistency or affect change when needed or adjustments that are required that’s typical with any pitcher, that wasn’t the same as we saw two years ago,” the skipper said.

Game 28: May 6, 2015
WinTampa Bay Rays
5 W: Alex Colome (2-0)
H: Xavier Cedeno (2), Steve Geltz (2), Kevin Jepsen (6)
S: Brad Boxberger (7)
2B: Brandon Guyer (6), David DeJesus (3), Rene Rivera (3)
HR: Evan Longoria – 2 (3)
Boston Red Sox
3 L: Clay Buchholz (1-4)
2B: Xander Bogaerts (3), Blake Swihart (1)
HR: Mookie Betts (5)

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