Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi Power Red Sox Past The Braves

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The Red Sox managed to pick up their second straight win yesterday despite an awful outing from Drew Pomeranz. The Red Sox bats have been on a roll lately and that didn’t change yesterday afternoon.  In this one, Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi were the ones with the hot bats.  Both Moreland and Benintendi have been getting hot here recently, which is a really good sign.

After Hanley Ramirez was designated for an assignment, a lot of pressure was put on Mitch Moreland.  On Friday, Moreland went 2-for-4 with a home run.  Yesterday, the Red Sox first baseman went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.  The move to make Moreland the full-time first baseball has paid off so far.  Let’s hope he can keep this up.

Andrew Benintendi also had a big day at the plate.  Yesterday, he went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.  Benintendi has been a really good hitter at home so far this season.  An interesting stat I saw is that Benintendi is currently fifth in the MLB in home batting average (.367).  It would be great if he was this good on the road.

Drew Pomeranz was absolutely awful in yesterday’s start.  Pomeranz only lasted three innings, giving up five runs on six hits and walked three batters.  He has to figure something out.  He just has been awful this season and the Red Sox cannot afford to have these types of starts from him.  I wouldn’t be opposed to sending Pomeranz to the bullpen and bringing either Brian Johnson, Hector Velazquez or Steven Wright into the rotation.

The Red Sox will be back in action later today at 1:05 PM ET.  Chris Sale will be on the mound for the Red Sox and is coming off an amazing start against Tampa.  The Red Sox offense will be facing Mike Foltynewicz of the Braves. Foltynewicz has been great so far for Atlanta this season, so this will be a real test for the Red Sox bats.

Final Score: Red Sox 8, Braves 6 

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