The high flying Sox offense has scored 20 Runs in the last two days, hitting ELEVEN homeruns in that span. The last time they have hit five or more HRs in consecutive games, took place in 2002. The Orioles trotted out a pitcher who had a 7.01 ERA in Triple A, and the lineup quickly pounced on him. While the Sox scored thirteen runs, just four came off of Ortiz. The manager Hyde took him out, sensing things would get worse for the young pitcher. Dan Straily (9.13 ERA) relieved him and gave up 7 ER in 1.1 innings, serving up four homeruns.

The pitching staff sorely needed innings. Eduardo Rodriguez gutted out seven innings of one run ball. His 114 pitches were a season high. Myself, I figured that Josh Taylor would pitch at least one inning. But the last two innings ended up going to Lakins and Josh Smith. Smith did allow a run, but the RBI infield single had the ball going too high up in the air to make an out at 1st base.

Chris Sale takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking to get his 3rd Win after being denied last time out. Sale’s last time out continued the frustration of run support in his starts, as well as the bullpen unable to hold the lead. He pitched seven innings of one run ball vs the Rangers, striking out ten batters. The Sox lost by one run, and had multiple chances to score more before & after Sale’s departure. Facing the worst pitching staff in baseball (5.72 ERA), no excuses to not give him a plethora of runs.

Dylan Bundy takes the ball for the Orioles. On the year in thirteen starts, Bundy stands at 3-7 with a 4.50 ERA. Despite already giving up fifteen homeruns, he has got a good groove going on. A streak is currently going on of seven consecutive starts, of allowing three runs or less. The teams faced during this stretch include the Rangers, Astros and Yankees. Bundy has had his struggles against Boston. Last season continued the trend in five starts.

5 starts (0-3, 5.20 ERA)

27.2 innings, 28 Hits, 19 Runs (16 ER), 6 HRs, 29 Ks, 13 Walks

First Pitch – 4:05pm ET !!!


Chris Sale — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 19 games (13 starts), 7-2 with a 2.54 ERA. Career at Camden Yards in 12 games (9 starts), 6-1 with a 1.85 ERA.


Baltimore Orioles:

Hanser Alberto – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 5 Ks

Keon Broxton —–

Chris Davis – 2 for 22 (.091 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, 9 Ks

Trey Mancini – 8 for 22 (.364 avg) 3 Doubles, Triple, 3 RBIs, Walk, 7 Ks

Richie Martin – 0 for 3, K

Renato Nunez – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) RBI, 5 Ks

Rio Ruiz —–

Anthony Santander – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Pedro Severino – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) 2 Ks

Chance Sisco —–

Jonathan Villar – 2 for 16 (.125 avg) 12 Ks

Stevie Wilkerson – 0 for 4, 4 Ks


Dylan Bundy — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 17 games (13 starts), 3-7 with a 5.08 ERA. Career at Camden Yards in 60 games (48 starts), 18-20 with a 4.37 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 9 for 27 (.333 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Walks, 2 Ks

Mookie Betts – 9 for 33 (.273 avg) Double, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 4 Walks, 5 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 9 for 31 (.290 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Walks, 7 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 7 for 28 (.250 avg) Triple, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Walks, 6 Ks

Michael Chavis —–

Rafael Devers – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 4 Ks

Marco Hernandez – 3 for 5 (.600 avg) Double, K

Brock Holt – 9 for 14 (.643 avg) 3 Doubles, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Walks

Sandy Leon – 4 for 12 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 13 (.154 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 7 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Double, K

Christian Vazquez – 6 for 20 (.300 avg) Double, RBI, 5 Ks

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