First impressions from the Boston Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians:
* Stop me if you've heard this one before: Clay Buchholz had one bad inning.
It's become a broken record at this point. In (virtually) every start, Buchholz has one inning in which he self-destructs.
On Friday, it came in the third, after the Red Sox had built a 2-0 lead. It started with innocent infield single, followed by a walk, followed by a three-run homer by Jason Kipnis.
And it got worse from there, with another walk, a stolen base, an error and a sacrifice fly for the fourth run.
Technically, Buchholz had himself a quality start. But handing over a two-run lead on one pitch doesn't seem like much quality.
* Blake Swihart had an uneventful night in left, which is good.
Swihart made his major league debut in the outfield Friday and handled all of his chances with relative ease.
It started with a challenge, as Carlos Santana led off the game with a double high off the wall. But after that, there were plenty of routine fly outs.
He did have one tough play -- in the seventh, he had to charge a sinking liner by Mike Napoli, which he did, securing the out by coming in on the ball.
* Matt Barnes may be an important guy in the weeks to come.
If Carson Smith is going to be out for any length of time, Barnes could be someone who becomes a high-leverage set-up man for the Red Sox. Barnes pitched an inning and two-thirds.
Barnes stranded an inherited runner in the seventh, something he's done well. He's inherited 14 runners and stranded 13 of them, a superb rate.
* Jackie Bradley Jr.'s power stroke is locked in.
It's not just the 25-game hitting streak, which is impressive enough. But in that streak, he's hit eight homers. What's more, seven of those homers have come in the last 15 games.
Remember last August when Bradley had his month-long spurt? Bradley hit seven homers in that run, too, but it was over the course of 25 games -- not 15.
The last two games, Bradley has taken the suspense out of extending his streak, homering in his first plate appearance.