Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: Red Sox snap losing streak

Photo Credit: Toronto Star

This team is back on their winning ways after a Game 2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.  Although last night’s game was a little sloppy at times, the Red Sox were still able to pull out a victory to snap their losing streak.  There were plenty of positives and negatives from last night, but a win is a win.  With that being said, let’s get into it.

The Good

  • Mookie Betts, man.  What a hot start.  Mookie started off the game with another leadoff home run.  Betts has had three leadoff home runs this road trip.  I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty dang impressive.  Mookie has played at an MVP level so far this season.  I think it is important that the Red Sox reach an extension with him (go check out Cody’s full article on that!).  Mookie was able to smack another home run in the top half of the seventh to put the Red Sox ahead.  A two home run night is pretty good!
  • Brock Holt continued to stay hot last night.  Holt is really impressing me so far this season.  After a rough start, it looked like we were going to be in some trouble when Xander Bogaerts got hurt and needed Holt to fill in for him.  But, Holt has stepped up big time for the team becoming one of the hottest hitters in the lineup.  In last night’s game, Holt went 3 for 4 with an RBI.  Let’s hope he can keep this up!
  • Eduardo Rodriguez had a pretty solid start in last night’s game.  When Rodriguez came off the DL and started his first game, I wasn’t sure what to expect from him.  But, since that start, he has looked great.  With last night’s win, Rodriguez is now 3-0.  He allowed three runs on six hits last night and struck out 3 batters.  He is scheduled to start Monday against the Royals back at Fenway.

The Bad

  • The baserunning mistakes have to be fixed.  This has been a problem for this team since last year. Andrew Benintendi had a really weird baserunning play last night that left me confused.  We just need to limit these baserunning mistakes to a minimum.  I do think they can fix it, it will just take some time.
  • The defense was again shaky last night.  Rafael Devers and Eduardo Nunez both made errors.  Again, I think these will be fixed.  It is still pretty early in the season, so I am not going to worry much.

The Ugly

  • Nothing against the Blue Jays or their stadium, but I do not like watching games in Toronto at all.  I realize it is a nice ballpark, I just hate watching games when the Red Sox are playing there.  Same thing for any dome stadium.  I’d much rather watch a game that is being played outside.  Maybe I am the only one who thinks this.

The Red Sox will be back in action tonight for their series finale in Toronto.  Chris Sale will be on the mound for the Red Sox tonight, so let’s hope he can have another great outing.  First pitch will be at 7:07 PM ET.

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