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 latest series against the Orioles and then look ahead to the series against the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox were in need of an easy weekend against a weak opponent, and they did come through. In the first game, the offense broke out for a big four-run second inning that would ultimately set the tone for the entire weekend. They combined an eight-run performance from the lineup with a strong showing from Nick Pivetta, as well as Garrett Richards grabbing a three-inning save in his first relief appearance, to start off the weekend with an 8-1 victory.
All eyes were on the second game of this series, though, with Chris Sale making his return to the mound. The southpaw did not disappoint, mixing in all of his pitches early and really looking like something close to vintage Chris Sale. He did give up a couple of solo homers, but that was the only damage against him in five innings as he struck out eight in the process as well. Along with that performance, Boston also got a whopping 16 runs from their offense in a blowout victory.
That just left one more game left for the sweep, and they did so with another relatively stress-free game. This was the closest game of the bunch, but Boston was leading almost the whole way. Eduardo Rodriguez looked good against his former club while the offense plated six runs en route to a 6-2 victory to finish off the sweep.
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