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Boston Red Sox fans were fed up with Matt Barnes after the team lost 3-1 in extra innings to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, May 7.
The Boston Red Sox entered Saturday, May 7 on a three-game losing streak. One of those losses came on Friday against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox had the chance to even up the three-game series with a win, and they were seemingly headed that way.
The Red Sox had a 1-0 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning, but it got sent to extra innings after Hansel Robles surrendered a sacrifice fly by Leury Garcia. In the bottom of the tenth, the Red Sox called upon Matt Barnes, who already had two losses to his credit on the season. Barnes surrendered two runs on two hits, resulting in Boston losing 3-1.
Red Sox fans not pleased after Matt Barnes performance leads to extra innings loss
Red Sox fans, well, were not pleased after watching Barnes surrender the two runs to Chicago and set up their fourth loss in a row.
Red Sox fans are forced to watch Matt Barnes blow three games per week because Chaim Bloom needs to try and salvage the $18.75M extension he signed Barnes to 🖕🖕
— Bastards of Boston Baseball 🎙 (@Bastards_Boston) May 8, 2022
Entering the game, Barnes carried a 7.71 ERA. That has since grown.
With outfielder A.J. Pollock starting off the inning standing on second base for the White Sox, Barnes faced off against first baseman Jose Abreu. On the third pitch thrown, Barnes surrendered a double to Abreu, allowing Pollock to score to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.
The next batter was outfielder Luis Robert. Barnes surrendered a single on the second pitch of the at-bat, which sent Abreu home to give the White Sox a 3-1 lead.
Barnes would get out of the inning afterward, forcing groundouts to Yasmani Grandal and Josh Harrison before striking out Jake Burger to end the frame.
Boston was unable to put runs on the board in the bottom of the 10th, as Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez all grounded out to end the game.
With this game in the books, Barnes now has a 7.84 ERA, an 0-3 win-loss record, a 1.65 WHIP and one save in 10.1 innings.
The Red Sox will look to avoid the sweep on Sunday, as they take on the White Sox at 11:35 a.m. ET.