Let’s face it, the Red Sox have STUNK up the joint in the first part of the 2019 MLB season. They were 3-9 entering their game last night against the Toronto Blue Jays. But, they came away with a much needed 7-6 walk-off win.
Rafael Devers was the hero as he punched a ground ball through the right side with the bases loaded to bring home the winning run, in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Red Sox now stand at 4-9 (still not great!) as they welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Fenway for a four game series. Here are a few notes regarding last night’s comeback win.
Nathan Eovaldi Had A Rough Outing (Inning)
The Red Sox starting pitching has been a big problem thus far in the season. Nathan Eovaldi continued that streak by giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings. He also walked 4 and struck out 4. He had a bad 3rd inning as he gave up two homeruns which led to all 5 runs given up. Although it was 1 bad inning, it was enough to make his start look like it was average at best.
Mitch Moreland Continues His Hot Start
Mitch Moreland continued an impressive start to the 2019 season with a 2-5 performance with a homerun and game tying double in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Moreland is single-handedly keeping the Red Sox a float at the moment. He is finding ways to help this team win some games with his bat. Then again, we have seen this before from Moreland on bigger stages.
MITCH TIES IT AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/O0yoT6XsFr
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 12, 2019
The Bullpen Continues To Be Sneaky Good
Last season, the bullpen was the biggest concern for the Red Sox. This season, the tables of turned. The bullpen has kept the Red Sox in games and they repeated that trend last night. As a group, the bullpen gave up 2 hits and 1 run. They also had 1 walk along with 6 strikeouts in 4 innings of work. Besides one bad pitch from Ryan Brasier, the bullpen did a phenomenal job again last night.
A big win for the Red Sox! They needed this more than a lot of fans would expect. Now, they can hopefully win 3 out of 4 against Baltimore and start playing consistent baseball. You have to start somewhere and this could be that start.
-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)