Welcome back to another episode of the Pre-Cap Podcast, where we look back at the series that was and ahead to the next series on the calendar. Today, we talk about this past weekend’s series against Seattle and ahead to the two-game set in New York against the Mets.
The Red Sox earned a split of the four-game set against the Mariners taking the second and fourth games in the series. On Thursday in the opener, Nick Pivetta was pretty good, allowing just one hit while walking three and striking out four. After him, however, he Red Sox bullpen had a tough night, as Adam Ottavino allowed a run to score and tie the game in the eighth inning and the Darwinzon Hernandez had a bit of a meltdown in the tenth, allowing four runs to score.
The Red Sox bounced back on Friday, overcoming a weak outing from Martín Pérez, who was only able to muster 3 2⁄3 innings pitched and was bailed out by the bullpen. Matt Barnes had his first stumble of the season allowing a three-run homer in the nine to make it a one-run game, but was able to close the door from there. On Saturday in the third game, Nathan Eovaldi got the start and had a tough outing right from get-go, allowing four runs in the first two innings. He was able to settle down from there and ultimately go five while striking out three. But on the other side, Chris Flexen manhandled the Red Sox offense and the Mariners cruised to a victory. In the series finale, Eduardo Rodriguez was as sharp as ever going seven strong innings and striking out eight with no walks to help his team earn a split of the four-game series.
Up next for the Red Sox is a day off and then a two-game series on the road against the Mets. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast network so you never miss an episode!