Only 16 days left!! Today was another bummer because it was not broadcasted. Apparently David Price threw a gem, but we could not watch it. Not sure how it is 2019 and we can’t watch a game on MLB.tv; yet here we are.
Red Sox News
11 players have left major league camp. Among them: Michael Chavis (who leads the Sox in ST home runs) was optioned to pawtucket, and Carson Smith was reassigned to minor league camp. Barring an unforeseen event, ruling them out for making the roster to start the season.
What a good looking lineup that is, isn’t it? This could very well be the opening day lineup. JD at DH and JBJ in CF for the positions of course, but the lineup, looks solid. 👌🏼
David Price was on cruise control for the first two innings, but in the third inning, he got two quick outs, but walked Josh Harrison. The next batter, Jordy Mercer, then went and hit a two run homer to break up the good start for Price. David then went on to get the last out of the inning, and his outing.
The Sox got two on in the first three innings, but could not push across a run. In the first: Mookie reached on an error, and a JD single. In the second: Pedrioa (GREAT TO SEE) had a liner to left field for a single, even Vazquez got a single. It would be fantastic to see some offensive production from the catcher’s position this year. Mookie lead off the third with a single to left, then back to back fly outs for Devers and JD, Xander then drew a walk but Moreland popped out to end the threat.
Matt Barnes then took over for Price in the fourth. He was not sharp: walking the second batter he faced, he gets a quick second out. It got out of hand quickly though: JaCoby Jones singles and Beckham draws a walk to load the bases. Barnes does come back to get the K to end the inning.
After the 5th inning the majority of the starters were removed. Blake Swihart was one of the big name players who came in after the starters left. Swihart was the one who hit the RBI double to push across the second run of the day in the 9th.
Final Box Scores
Tomorrow is another non-broadcasted game. Which utterly sucks. Good thing you subscribe to this so you will not have to research what happened in Eovaldi’s first ST start. Stay tuned, talk to you tomorrow 🤙🏽
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