Photo Credit: Providence Journal
These Boston Red Sox are currently on pace for 112 wins, the Yankees are also on course for 100+ wins. Yes it’s June 7, but every game could matter in it’s own right. The Sox & Yankees play each other 6 times in the last 12 games of the season. We all know it will be down to the wire, to avoid a 100 game winner playing the one game wild card matchup. The Rays, Blue Jays and Orioles are all seemingly set to be sellers. Will be interesting to see what teams they have come August 1.
Jalen Beeks takes the mound for the Sox in his major league debut. Before the season started, Jay Groome was the cream of the crop of the Sox’s less than desirable minor league farm system. The name “Jalen Beeks” was rarely uttered. Since last season he has built on his repertoire to make him a more complete pitcher, and the results have been stellar. Not only is this his major league debut, but might as well be an audition for starting rotation for next season. Pomeranz is in his contract year, and doubtful will be brought back.
10 starts for Pawtucket (3-3, 2.56 ERA) — 56.1 innings, 41 Hits, 20 Runs (16 ER), 7 HRs, 14 Walks, 80 Ks, 0.98 WHIP, opp .198 avg
Matthew Boyd takes the ball for the Detroit Tigers, and has been having a career year. Debuting in 2015 as a Blue Jay, his first 3 seasons weren’t memorable…. posting ERA’s of 7.53, 4.53, and 5.27.
Jalen Beeks’ Major League Debut
Matthew Boyd — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 2 starts, 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA. That is 8 ER in 6 innings. First career start at Fenway Park.
Boston Red Sox:
Andrew Benintendi – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) K
Xander Bogaerts – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) RBI, K
Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0 for 3
Rafael Devers —–
Brock Holt – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)
Sandy Leon – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) HR, RBI
J.D. Martinez —–
Mitch Moreland – 4 for 11 (.364 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs
Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 3, 2 Ks
Blake Swihart —–
Sam Travis —–
Christian Vazquez —–