The Red Sox got their first series win of the 2020 season, taking two out of three from the Blue Jays at Fenway Park over the weekend. The Red Sox took the first game on Friday 5-3, while stranding a season high 21 runners on base. Leaving men on base has become a troubling theme for the Red Sox in the early going of 2020, a trend that will keep them out of close games going forward if they are unable to drive in runners. Alex Verdugo launched his first and second homers of the season, going the opposite twice with authority
In the second game, Zack Godley built off his last good outing, going three innings and not giving up a run while walking two and striking out three. Leaving runners on base once again came back to bite the Sox in this matchup, as they stranded 16 runners en route to a 2-1 loss.
In game number three, Mitch Moreland continued his hot streak, mashing two dingers including the game-winning two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth. Nathan Eovaldi tied a career-high with ten strikeouts in six innings. However for the second game in a row, despite the uptick in strikeouts, he wasn’t as productive as his first couple outings, giving up three runs and not factoring in the decision.
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