The Red Sox had a chance to start the season off on a great foot, with the lowly Baltimore Orioles in town. Instead the Orioles left Fenway park in first place. Nathan Eovaldi looked sharp in the first game, tossing six innings of one-run ball with one walk and four strikeouts. The Red Sox bats also launched into action, lofting eight doubles among their 17 hits on the night en route to a 13-2 win.
After that the wheels fell off and the Red Sox dropped the last two games of the series after some shaky starts from Martín Pérez and Ryan Weber. Both starters got knocked around early, digging the bats into holes they couldn't swing their way out of. To Pérez’s credit, he was able to settle in a bit and make it through five innings, which is encouraging to see, but difficult to swallow when he’s supposed to be the team’s number two starter.
Next the Red Sox have a four-game home and home with the Mets which is a much tougher lineup to crack.
In this episode, Keaton and Shelly deep dive into each game against the Orioles, finding pro’s and con’s in each, and preview everything you need to know about the Mets.
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