It wasn’t supposed to be a quick series against the Marlins, but Mother Nature had other ideas limiting the Red Sox-Marlins series to only 14 innings over the holiday weekend. The good news is the Red Sox won both games that became official. In game one, Martín Pérez had a very Martín Pérez start, going five innings and allowing two runs with four strikeouts. Alex Verdugo launched a three-run homer to break a 2-2 tie through the rain, which then allowed the game to end after six innings with the Red Sox securing the win.
In the second game, the Red Sox got the win in a full nine innings after Nathan Eovaldi pitched well, going 5 1⁄3 innings with seven strikeouts and only one walk while allowing four hits. The bullpen came up strong with the only run for the Marlins coming in the ninth as Barnes locked down his 12th save of the year.
Next up for the well-rested Red Sox is a four-game series vs the Astros. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast Network so you never miss an episode.