Welcome back to another episode of The Pre-Cap Podcast, your spot on the OTM Podcast Network to hear the latest from every series as well as a preview of whatever is next on the Red Sox docket. In today’s show, we look back at the weekend in Fenway against the New York Mets and take a look at the huge upcoming series against the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox got their second series sweep in a row and ran their winning streak to seven by virtue winning both games against the Mets. On Tuesday, with the team still donning their yellow jerseys, Eduardo Rodriguez was was sharp through three innings, but then ran into a wall in the fourth, loading the bases with no outs. However, the lefty was able to escape with having only allowed two runs in part thanks to some overly aggressive baserunning from the Mets. Rodriguez's final line was 4 2⁄3 innings, two runs, three walks, and five strikeouts. As for the bats, the most of the damage came on the strength of a two-run homer from Xander Bogaerts, who also added a two-run double giving him four RBI on the night.
Moving on to Wednesday, Chris Sale bounced back from his previous start with a solid one here, tossing five innings and allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out 8. Kyle Schwarber handled the heavy lifting for the bats, launching two homers in the first two innings and driving in four runs on the night.
Up next for the Red Sox is their final home series of the season hosting the Yankees for a three-game weekend set. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Over The Monster Podcast Network so you never miss an episode.