The Red Sox were able to snap a nine game losing streaking as they took the second game against Phillies in a series split to start the week. In the first contest, the Red Sox actually got a decent (relative to this staff) outing from Zack Godley, who went four innings and only allowed one run. As soon as he left the game, however, everything went south. The next five relief pitchers for the Red Sox all allowed runs, headlined by a seven-run sixth inning where Josh Taylor allowed three runs and the Heath Hembree allowed four without recording an out.
In the second game on Wednesday afternoon, the Red Sox bullpen was able to hold the Phillies down to only three runs, taking the game by a score of 6-3. Rafael Devers had himself a series with six hits between the two games including a homer in the win. Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman were able to bounce back after their rough start to the year to lock down the final three innings, ending in an 11-pitch ninth from Workman for the save.
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