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Blue Jays vs Red Sox, series opener

Blue Jays vs Red Sox Dough Kerr/via


Last night, the Blue Jays and the Red Sox played the first of a four game series at Fenway park. As you know the outcome was not what Red Sox nation was hoping for. Especially with the return of Eduardo Rodriguez, although he didn’t help himself at all either. The Sox were able to come back and make things interesting, however it wasn’t enough. In return they drop the series opener, and tonight hope to even the series up at one a piece. Pitching tonight for the Red Sox is Brian Johnson. Who holds a 4.29 ERA in just four game, and for the Jays. J.A Happ who hold a 3.54 ERA in eleven starts.


Pitching Matchup

The match up on the mound didn’t favor the Red Sox in anyway having Marcus Stroman going up against Eduardo Rodriguez. Who has not had a start in quite awhile got roughed up in the first two innings, he was able to settle in and limit the Blue Jays to only 3 runs in 6 innings racking up 8 strikeouts and allowing 4 walks. It was a good first start coming off the DL. It didn’t result in a win but its a good sign for Rodriguez moving forward into the season.



The Red Sox line up was held in check for the majority of the game until the 7th inning. When they were able to score all three of their runs. The first run came on a Brock Holt sacrifice fly, scoring Andrew Benintendi. The second run came on a Mookie Betts single to left field to make it 3-2. The final run was achieved by a Dustin Pedroia double that scored Christian Vazquez. After that the Red Sox were shut down, and in the eighth, Steve Pearce singled giving the Blue Jays the eventful 4-3 victor. Which gave them the first game, of what should be a very good series.