Photo Credit: Nick Turchiaro

The Red Sox needed this bounce-back win

After a really tough loss on Friday night, the Red Sox needed this win.  David Price started the game for the team and a lot of doubt was surrounding him.  When the news that he had carpal tunnel was released, a lot of fans were mad about him not making his start against the Yankees.  If you were a pitcher in any other city, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but when it is in Boston, it’s everything.

Although he didn’t look as great as he did to start the season, he still was really solid and was able to pick up the win.  To start the game off, Price looked phenomenal.  He finished the game after 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking five batters and striking out six.

One player that needs to be talked about is Jackie Bradley Jr.  I avoided bashing him this early in the season, but at this point, I have to say something.  He sat out a few games prior to yesterday’s game to give him a break and for him to try to work on hitting.  He went 0-for-4 in yesterday’s game, so his days off didn’t help.  JBJ is going to have to get it going if he wants to stay in Boston.  I really don’t want him to be traded, but it isn’t going to be hard for the Red Sox front office to trade him if he is performing like this.

A player that needs to be talked about in a more positive way is Hanley Ramirez.  Hanley has been on an absolute tear recently.  In his last four games, he has homered three times.  He is catching J.D. Martinez on the team RBI list at 26.

The Red Sox bullpen needed to bounce back after their awful past couple games and that is exactly what they did.  Carson Smith, Joe Kelly, Hector Velazquez and Craig Kimbrel all made appearances in yesterday’s game and they all looked pretty good.

The Red Sox will have the opportunity to take the series in today’s game.  Drew Pomeranz will be on the hill for the Red Sox.  First pitch will be at 1:07 PM ET.

Final Score: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2