It was shades of the World Series, as the Red Sox had late-innings heroics against the Mariners.
There’s just something about Mitch Moreland and pinch-hitting opportunities, but the lefty lifted the Sox in a much needed win against Seattle.
A day after the Red Sox were embarrassed on Opening Day, it was more of the same as Nathan Eovaldi toed the rubber. Seattle touched him up for multiple homeruns, and it looked like Alex Cora’s club was destined for a similar result. Thankfully, the Sox offense showed why it’s one of the most highly-touted units in baseball and was powered by solo shots from Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez, and Christian Vazquez.
Enter the Moreland heroics.
CALL IT A COMEBACK pic.twitter.com/OoCSyhr69C— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 30, 2019
Additionally, the Red Sox unleashed Matt Barnes in the ninth and were rewarded with the hard-throwing righty locking up his first save of the 2019 season. Not only did it answer the offseason-long question of who would close, but it showed validation for Cora’s decision.
Boston has plenty to clean up as the season progresses, but this was a huge win for momentum and morale within the clubhouse – as well as the fan base.