Welcome back to another episode of the Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast, your spot to hear a recap of the latest series on the docket for the Red Sox as well as a preview of what’s coming down the pipeline. Today, we talk about Boston’s two-game sweep over the Blue Jays in Buffalo and look ahead to this weekend’s four-game set against the Yankees at Fenway.
The Red Sox have had bad luck with the weather to start the second half, as another game was impacted by rain turning this series into a two-gamer. The first game went off as planned, though, and the Red Sox bats came alive immediately. They got to Ross Stripling for six runs in just a third of an inning, and followed that up with five runs off of Anthony Kay to take an 11-run lead heading to the bottom of the second inning. Nick Pivetta didn’t have a great outing, giving up four runs on 11 hits over 6 2⁄3 innings, but by then the damage was already done and the Red Sox took game one 13-4. Boston launched 6 homers in game one, including Jarren Duran’s first career homer, a grand slam from Hunter Renfroe, and two dingers from Enrique Hernández.
The Red Sox followed that performance up with five homers in game two, which came on Wednesday following a postponement due to rain on Tuesday, getting to Robbie Ray for three of them over four innings for a total five runs. Likewise, Garrett Richards also gave up three homers for four runs on four hits, and was able to ride the offense to a win. Game three will be made up in a couple of weeks.
Next up for the Red Sox is a four-game set against the Yankees. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast Network so you never miss an episode.