Mitchell Boggs did not have a good day at the office today. He managed to get a pumped up Cardinals crowd at the home opener to head to the exits early despite the game being tied going into the 9th. (confirmed via twitter)
The game went into the 9th tied 4-4 and Boggs, the temporary closer while Jason Motte is on DL (/all Cardinals fans rush to see when Motte will be back), came in shut down the 9th and give the Cardinals a chance to walk-off for their home opener. This is what happened instead:
So to recap, 1 out recorded while giving up 4 runs and 3 walks. He was also responsible for the next 3 runs the Reds scored. Now Boggs did give up the go ahead run, but he wasn’t helped by Pete Kozma’s error or his manager forcing him to intentionally walk 2 batters. On paper this looks like the rankest performance of the year, but the Reds only hit one ball out of infield. Boggs should still get the next save chance, but look out for Trevor Rosenthal, who touched 100 MPH several times today.