Red Sox streak is snapped; What happened to Cora?
The Red Sox are firing on all cylinders. They came into the series against the Twins with a 6 game winning streak. However, Monday's game was postponed due to safety and concerns in the Twin Cities after a police shooting that took place a day prior.
On a snowy Tuesday, Rafael Devers continued his HR streak to four as he belted a solo HR in the top of the ninth giving the Red Sox a 4-2 win. Martin Perez got the win as he pitched 5 innings, and gave up only 2 earned runs. Matt Barnes earned his first save of the season.
On Wednesday, it was a double header. In the first game, the Red Sox extended their winnings streak with a 3-2 win. In the second game, the Red Sox reached ninth straight wins with a 7-1 win.
But on Thursday, it was a different story. Michael Pineda, a former Yankee, knows how to handle Red Sox batters. He pitched 7 innings, and only gave up 2 hits. He struck out 6 batters. Hansel Robles came in relief and the Red Sox bats came alive. Alex Verdugo doubled to left field with the bases loaded. Christian Arroyo, Hunter Renfroe, and Marwin Gonzalez scored to tie the game 3-3. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Adam Ottavino came in relief for the Red Sox and could not out the Twins. Max Kepler drove in the winning run to avoid the sweep. They also stopped the Red Sox winning streak to nine.
The biggest part of the game was the ejection on Alex Cora. Cora argued with the umpires of a missed call strike out.
Notable Red Sox Roster
Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez, Matt Barnes 2 saves, and Darwinson Hernandez 2 holds.
Garrett Richards 6.00 era and Adam Ottavino 9.82 era
- The Red Sox will square off against the Chicago White Sox in a four game series. It is also the Boston Marathon in which the game on Monday will be the fourth game that will start at 11:10 am.
Game 1 Nick Pivetta 2-0 - ?
Pivetta is not a strike out guy on the mound. But he has limited the White Sox to just a .242 average. Only Adam Easton has caused problems for Pivetta going 5 for 11, double with 2 walks.
Game 2 ? - Dallas Keuchel who is a World Series Champ with the Astros is now a Whote Sox. He has locked down the Red Sox throughout his career. Red Sox are averaging a .183. There is no word as of yet who will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox.
Game 3 Martin Perez vs Lucas Giolito: Perez has struggled against the White Sox. He has allowed the team to average a .338. Adam Eaton has been an issue for the Red Sox. Only Yoan Moncada has hit a HR off of Perez in a total of 52 at bats. For Giolito, he has done well. However, he has only faced 5 batters in the Red Sox main roster which are averaging a .171.
Game 4 Eovaldi vs Carlos Rodon: The Boston Marathon day. The Red Sox will wear yellow and blue letter uniforms. It will be the first time in history that the Red Sox do not wear red, especially on Marathon Day. Eovaldi has struggled against the White Sox. They average .331 against him and Eovaldi has struggled to strike the batters out. Rodon has a similar resume as he has struggled against the Red Sox as well. We can expect a high scoring game.