A quirky two game, one day series against the Phillies is in the books with the Red Sox having settled for a split on Tuesday. In game one of the twin bill, Martín Pérez faced off against Zack Eflin. Pérez struggled, issuing six (!) walks in five innings and only striking out 2 while allowing 4 runs. To be fair, though, the defense didn’t do him many favors. The Red Sox were able to fight back with two off of the Phillies bullpen to take a 5-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, where Matt Barnes blew his AL-leading third save of the season.
In game two, Chris Mazza went toe to toe against Vince Velasquez, as they both went five innings allowing 2 runs. The Red Sox again got to the Phillies bullpen, on the back of Bobby Dalbec’s second home run of the day to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead. They would add one more off old friend Heath Hembree in the 7th to secure the 5-2 win. It wasn’t totally clean, though, as they allowed the tying run to reach the plate in the bottom of the inning.
Up next for the Red Sox is a four game set in Tampa against the Rays. Subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast Network where ever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode!