Nick Pivetta was very shaky in his start on Saturday but managed to go 3 2⁄3 innings before the bullpen came in. The Red Sox bats, led by Enrique Hernández and Xander Bogaerts, bailed him out and Boston took the first game of the series.
Sadly, Sunday was not a good day as the Red Sox lost both of the seven-inning doubleheader games. Tanner Houck started the first game and pitched admirably but the White Sox bats were too much for the bullpen. Martíb Pérez started the second game and...well... it was a typical Pérez outing. Nothing special. Nothing flashy. Sadly, again, the Red Sox lost both games of the doubleheader.
The series finale got an early start because of Patriots Day and it was a great pitching matchup on paper: Lucas Giolito versus Nathan Eovaldi. However, it was one of Giolito’s worst starts in years and the Red Sox bats made him pay. He was out of the game after one inning.
Eovaldi, on the other hand, was filthy. He picked up 10 strikeouts in his 6 1⁄3 innings of work and honestly, his line should have been better. Most of the batters had great lines but we discuss Christian Vázquez and how he might be one of the better catchers in the league.
Now they have a quick two-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays and they should be great games to watch.
Be sure to join us Thursday as we review that series with the Blue Jays and get set for a four-game stint at Fenway against the Seattle Mariners. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast network so you never miss an episode!