The team is 4-0 when “Mitch Magic” happens. These are facts. After a thrilling walkoff victory, the Sox welcome the rebuilding Orioles to Fenway Park. The Sox offense is turning the corner and is about to set off a devastation path in it’s wake. The Orioles pitching staff awaits for the Sox batters to barrage their newfound confidence in this four game set. I just don’t see a chance that Sox settle for anything less than three out of four.

Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Sox, looking to become the first starting pitcher to get credited with a win. I’ll buy a beer for the person who pegged Walden to be the team’s leader in Wins on April 12th, as he got his 2nd win last night. Rodriguez’s first two starts… well they’ve been ugly.

(0-2 12.38 ERA)

8 innings, 16 Hits, 12 Runs (11 ER), 2 HRs, 6 Walks, 7 Ks

E-Rod is facing the team that drafted him, and this team is actually the one he has faced the most in MLB. His best outings against the O’s have come in Camden Yards. But here’s to him having a quality starts, while the Sox bats unload.

David Hess takes the ball for the Orioles. After having an up & down rookie season in 2018 (4.88 ERA, 22 HRs in 103.2 innings), Hess has thus far has a 2.70 ERA to start the season off. Though his last saw him give up 4 ER (3 HRs) against the Yankees in five innings of work. He has now given up 25 HRs in 116.2 career major league innings, so the opposing hitters obviously have liked what they have seen so far.

First Pitch — 7:10 ET !!!


Eduardo Rodriguez — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 15 games (13 starts), 6-5 with a 3.74 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 49 games (45 starts), 15-12 with a 4.39 ERA.


Baltimore Orioles:

Hanser Alberto —–

Chris Davis – 5 for 27 (.185 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 14 Ks

Trey Mancini – 6 for 20 (.300 avg) Double, HR, RBI, Walk, 6 Ks

Richie Martin —–

Cedric Mullins —–

Renato Nunez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Walk, K

Joey Rickard – 5 for 15 (.333 avg) Double, HR, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Rio Ruiz —–

Pedro Severino – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Dwight Smith Jr. – 0 for 1

Jesus Sucre – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) HR, RBI

Jonathan Villar – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Double, RBI, K


David Hess — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 2 starts, 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA. In those two starts, he has gotten batted around for 10 ER off of 13 Hits in just eight innings of work. He has walked six and struck out six…. while giving up FIVE HRs. Career at Fenway Park in 1 start, 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA. In that lone start, he gave up 5 ER (3 HRs) in 4.2 innings off of 8 Hits, walking two and striking out four.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, Walk

Mookie Betts – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double

Xander Bogaerts – 0 for 1, Walk

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Double, K

Rafael Devers – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, K

Brock Holt – 2 for 4 (.500 avg)

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 2 Walks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Double, Walk, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) 2 Ks

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 4 (.250 avg)

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