He’ll hit fourth against Rays left-hander Blake Snell. The former All-Star allowed just one earned run, nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts this time around. He has given up just three runs in 21 2/3 innings so far with the Red Sox.
“Generally when you lose a guy like that, those games can spiral out of control”, Cash said.
This should be a pretty entertaining matchup to close out this series, as I think it will be a pretty high-scoring game.
Moreland’s single pushed Boston ahead 6-5.
The Red Sox already have four comeback wins this season. Chris Archer (2-0, 2.21 ERA) picks up the win as the Rays end their three game losing streak. The Rays used four relievers.
Red Sox third baseman Marco Hernandez’s dropped pop up in foul territory with one out in the first proved costly as Miller’s groundout to Wright drove in the Rays’ first run three batters after the error. It’s just about patching it together a little longer and a little better until those options get back to 100 percent.
You’d think bringing in Chris Sale and returning the reigning Cy Young victor in Rick Porcello would prevent pitching problems for the Red Sox, at least for a little while. “You’ve got to have times in the game where you can rely on that swing and miss pitch”.
The Rays loaded the bases in the seventh inning with one out, but a strikeout by Miller and a flyout by Logan Morrison ended the threat.
Erasmo Ramirez entered and gave up a homer to Moreland on his first pitch. “I was fortunate to have Wake here, worked a lot”, Wright said. “Some situations that I put myself into or things didn’t go your way happened”.
Joe Kelly (2-0) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a flawless ninth for his fifth save.
“You can’t say enough about the bullpen coming in and picking us up in a huge way”, Cash said.
Ramirez is fine after leaving Sunday’s game early with a cramp in his left hamstring. “I’ll be in there tomorrow”. He also said: “I haven’t had any setbacks yet” in discussing his progress from the injury. Boston CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
The explosions were about a mile away and could be heard at Fenway Park.
“We know that he is stronger from the left side”, Farrell said.
Some of the players were told to be extra cautious with cleanliness while in Boston, washing their hands extra.
With Blake Snell set to take on Steven Wright in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 10 runs.
On the bright side, Drew Pomeranz looked like the All-Star that came to Boston in a deadline deal last season.at least in his first start. He went six innings, allowing one run in his debut on Tuesday.