The Red Sox looked great today, beating the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-2
Eduardo Rodriguez was fantastic, going 7 innings while walking one, striking out 7 and allowing 8 hits. Rodriguez ran into trouble a couple of times but was able to pitch around a weak Phillie’s lineup to avoid any big innings.
The Red Sox bats were very efficient and struck early, scoring 2 in the first and 4 in the second. Some highlights of the game were a 2 run blast by David Ortiz to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Jackie Bradley Jr. also continued his torrid pace with a base clearing triple in the second inning.
Robbie Ross Jr. was brought in to close out the game in the 9th and struggled, allowing 2 hits and an earned run, but luckily it was a non-save situation and he was able to finish off the game the the Sox.
Next up, the Red Sox face the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays. While we are out of it for this year hopefully we can keep up our recent pace and take a game or two from the Jays.
- Xander Bogaerts continues to shine at the plate, with his average sitting at a very cool .320. While the power leaves a bit more to be desired, he is going to be a stud for the Red Sox for a long time.
- Eduardo Rodriguez continues to get it done. It still shocks me that we got him for a couple months of Andrew Miller. He looks like he is going to be a staple at the top of the Sox rotation for years to come.
- David Ortiz hit number 497 today before experiencing some left calf tightness. I haven’t seen any reports on if it’s serious or not but hopefully he’s okay and can continue his pursuit of number 500.
This one is pretty obvious. Rodriguez was fantastic today. He did everything right and while the hits were a bit high, he managed the game and was able to get himself out of any potentially sticky situations.
Robbie Ross struggled and since Eduardo Rodriguez went 7 innings, Tazawa is the obvious guy here. It may have not been flashy but he pitched a solid 8th inning.
The Red Sox put up 6 runs today which was great. However, after the 2nd inning they were kept off the scoreboard. That being said, I can’t complain at this point in the season it’s just nice to see some young guys like Bradley Jr. clicking and setting up hope for 2016. The highlight of the day however was #497 for Ortiz so he gets the game ball.
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