Game Recap: Red Sox offense continues to excel

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The Red Sox offense remains hot on the West Coast.

The game started off similar to the previous game. The offense got going really early again. They made Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs work in the first inning.

The scoring started with a Mitch Moreland RBI double. It looked like we could score a few more runs, but ended up going into the bottom half of the first up 1.

The Angels made Porcello work in the first couple innings, but he was able to escape the jams without giving up any runs.

Porcello had another great start last year. He is looking like 2016 Rick Porcello instead of last year’s Porcello. One thing that sticks out to me is that he isn’t walking anyone really. This year, he has only allowed one walk. That’s pretty dang good. I am hoping he can keep this up all season.

The Red Sox started to separate themselves in the third inning after a big offensive inning. It started with a Mookie Betts single. Then the team hit a couple more singles to load the bases. Mitch Moreland came up and knocked in a run extending the Red Sox lead by two. Rafael Devers then hit a deep ball to right field that was able to just get over the fence.

The Red Sox didn’t score another run until the seventh inning when J.D. Martinez hit a solo shot. There were plenty of fans that worried about Martinez’ relative lack of power to begin the season, but that doubt has largely been put to rest.

They added two more runs in the ninth when Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer. Moreland played really well last night ending the night with four RBI. That’s pretty impressive considering his playing time lately.

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What’s Next?

The Red Sox will be back in action tonight against the Angels in the series finale. Eduardo Rodriguez will be on the mound for the Red Sox.

The Sox are hot and it’s clear that they may not lose again this season. Definitely not an overreaction.

Final Score:

Red Sox: 9

Angels: 0

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