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 the weekend series against the Bronx Bombers and preview a four-game showdown against the Kansas City Royals in Fenway Park.
The Yankees made their first trip up to Fenway Park this weekend, and it went the same way it did in the Bronx. Martín Pérez faced off against Domingo Germán, and both pitchers have struggled recently. Both must have taken the Struggle Bus to Fenway as well, because they did not get out of the fourth inning. It was up to the bullpens after that. Hirokazu Sawamura, Garrett Whitlock, and Adam Ottavino were able to shut it down for the good guys and the Red Sox took the first game. Hunter Renfroe and Xander Bogaerts were the highlights for the offense.
In the second game against the Yankees, Nathan Eovaldi, aka Ace of the Staff, pitched extremely well in another matchup against his former club. He went 7 2⁄3 innings, struck out six, walked none, and only gave up one run. It looks like we have the “Good” Eovaldi right now and it is so good. Bogey and Renfroe stepped up yet again in the second game, going 6-7 and two RBI.
The Red Sox were going for a six-game streak against the Yankees to start the season on Sunday, but they had an uphill battle with Gerrit Cole on the mound for the Pinstripes. Or so you thought. Enrique Hernández took the first pitch Cole threw for a home run and things escalated from there. Hernández was joined by J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, and Christian Vázquez in the homer club, and the Sox swept the Yanks for the second time on the year.
The next series will be against the Kanas City Royals, and with how well the relief pitching and offense is going, it should be a great matchup for the Sox.
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