Let’s try this again, shall we? Yesterday was supposed to be opening day for the 2021 Boston Red Sox. However, Mother Nature came in the way and delayed opening day for 24 hours. But now, the sun is shining and we’re ready for some Red Sox baseball!
The Boston Red Sox will be throwing the first pitch of their season against the Baltimore Orioles at 2:10 PM EST. Before we get to Opening day, let’s give you a few things to look forward to!
Alex Cora’s Return
Today marks the official return of Alex Cora as Red Sox manager. We all know that Cora served his suspension in 2020 for his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Now? Our beloved manager returns! A good manager in the MLB goes a long way. With Cora directing the Red Sox, it’s safe to say he’ll steal a few games for us this season. I’m looking forward to seeing Cora back running the show officially, starting today.
Nathan Eovaldi as Opening Day Starter
Nathan Eovaldi makes his second consecutive opening day start for the Red Sox. It went well the first time in 2020. Let’s see if it can happen again for the Red Sox right hander. He looked really good against Baltimore in 2020.
Red Sox' Opening Day starter Nathan Eovaldi won all three of his starts vs. Baltimore last season. He allowed just two runs in 19 innings (0.95 ERA). He struck out 18.
— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) April 1, 2021
I’m very confident in Eovaldi today against Baltimore. Yes, Trey Mancini is back for Baltimore. Other than that, nobody else scares me in that Baltimore lineup.
The Red Sox Lineup
Here's the Red Sox Starting 9 for the 2021 season opener against the Orioles today. What do you think of this lineup Red Sox Nation? ⚾ #LetsGoRedSox #Boston #baseball #MLB #Fenway #playball pic.twitter.com/fsWR0H5S9a
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) April 2, 2021
That Red Sox lineup top to bottom is SCARY good! The Red Sox can score a lot of runs and have the potential to be a top offense in the MLB. Gonzalez, Vazquez and Dalbec in the 7-8-9 spots? Wow, is there some pop in the bottom part of the lineup! Remember, the Red Sox lineup can be very good. It just all depends on how 3-5 produces and if Kike is the answer to the lead off spot for the full 2021 season.
Enjoy Red Sox opening day everyone! Hoping the season gets off on the right foot. The Red Sox have a lot of reasons to be excited about 2021. Let the season begin!
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