Welcome back to another episode of the Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast, your spot on the Over The Monster Podcast Network to catch up on the series that was and preview the series coming up next on the schedule. In today’s show, we take a look back at a wild four games at Fenway against the Blue Jays as well as forward to a two-game set in Atlanta against the Braves.
The Red Sox and Blue Jays kicked off their series Friday night at Fenway, with Garrett Richards getting the start. It was a shaky outing for the righty, but he was able to continuously work his way out of trouble. Limiting the damage turned out to be big as the Red Sox were able to come from behind yet again en route to a walk-off victory to make it two in a row overall and getting the series off on the right foot.
Things went downhill from there, though, as the pitching really got beat up in the middle two games leading to a pair of losses. On Saturday, Nick Pivetta gave up six runs over five innings of work, leading to a loss and a snap of the team’s short win streak. The following afternoon would be even worse and lead to a low point for the pitching staff. Martín Pérez couldn’t make it through two innings for a second straight short outing, and Ryan Weber had to eat an 11-run performance to save the bullpen. The result was an 18-4 blowout loss.
They were able to pick themselves up in the series finale to salvage a split, however, with Nathan Eovaldi coming up huge as the starter. He got through 6 2⁄3 shutout innings, and while the game got a little stressful when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a game-tying homer in the ninth off Matt Barnes, Rafael Devers answered back in the bottom of the inning with a walk-off to send everyone home happy.
Now, the Red Sox head south to take on the Braves for a two-game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. We hope you enjoyed today’s show. If so, please subscribe and recommend us to your friends, and also leave a rating and a review.