The Boston Red Sox have started their quest to repeat as World Series champions on a cold note. The Red Sox finished up their first series of the year yesterday, losing to the Seattle Mariners 10-8. This gave Seattle the series victory as they took three of four games from Boston.
There was not much to take away from these four games for Boston fans. If not for a bail out from Mitch Moreland Friday night, the Red Sox could easily be looking at an 0-4 start. The Sox pitching was atrocious throughout, giving up 34 runs in the four games. The starters were specifically bad and it started with Chris Sale’s seven earned on Opening Day. It seemed as if every time the Red Sox offense had some momentum it would be derailed by a starter getting shellacked in the next half-inning. I guess the silver lining from the series would have to be Matt Barnes shutting things down on Friday night, but it’s hard to be happy about that when the team just got the crap kicked out of them.
Am I worried about the Red Sox? No, not really. It is hard for that group of starters to do much worse than what they did. It is known how talented this rotation is. They showed everyone all through last year and I have no doubt that they will be able to bounce back. Worrying about the 1-3 start with 158 games left to be played is pointless so don’t fret. Red Sox baseball has just begun.
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)