Well, the losing streak for the Red Sox is now at eight, after back-to-back four-game sweeps, the latest coming at the hands of the Yankees. All four games in this series saw a similar theme (which has become the trend of the season) of Red Sox pitching giving up early runs with defects of 2-0, 2-0, 2-0, and 3-0 within the first couple innings of each game. Nathan Eovaldi continued his struggles of his last few starts, giving up eight earned runs and recording only 3 strikeouts. In his last three starts, Eovaldi has been pounding the zone and his strikeouts had been climbing, however against a mighty lineup like the Yankees pounding the zone can get you into a lot of trouble and Eovaldi’s homer struggles were on full display as he game up three dingers on the night. Both Brandon Workman and Matt Barnes made low leverage appearances in this series and got pounded while Heath Hembree and Phillps Valdez continued their strong seasons, just like everyone predicted, combining for 2 2⁄3 innings one hit, no runs, no walks, and five strikeouts.
Next up for the Red Sox is a quick two game set against the Phillies before a four-game series taking on the Orioles in Baltimore. Subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast Network where ever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode!