Last night’s win, was emphatically needed for the Sox. They were reeling from losing the last two to the rebuilding Jays, and then found themselves in a back n forth affair with the White Sox. When Benitendi doubled with no outs, it was “here we go again” when he was still standing on 2nd base with two outs. But then suddenly, two straight intentional walks were issued. The second one being to JBJ. Marco Hernandez stepped up and his wheels led them to a win, as he beat the throw at 1st base.
***On paper, this should be a no doubter win for the BoSox.
David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking for a more complete outing. His last time out was against the Twins, where he gave up one run in five innings and exited after just 73 pitches thrown. That game was the 17 inning affair, that the Sox ended up losing. His last two starts combined (Rangers, Twins), has seen him throw just 122 pitches. Tonight should see a regular workload for pitch count.
Carson Fulmer takes the ball for the White Sox. All in all, this should be a pitcher that has the Sox batters racing to get their bats. His season ERA in nine relief appearances is 6.35…. and his career ERA in 33 games (13 starts) stands at 6.64. Fulmer has walked 55 batters in 78.2 career innings, amounting to a 1.67 WHIP. He has been bad, is what I’m getting at.
Fulmer’s last major league outing of pitching more than four innings was back on April 28th of last year. That was by far his best game ever, a seven shutout inning Win vs the Royals.
First Pitch – 7:10pm ET !!!
David Price — Career vs Chicago White Sox in 16 starts, 6-5 with a 3.45 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 56 games (53 starts), 28-8 with a 3.08 ERA.
Chicago White Sox:
Jose Abreu – 3 for 23 (.130 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks
Yonder Alonso – 0 for 3, K
Tim Anderson – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Walk, 3 Ks
Zack Collins —–
Ryan Cordell – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) K
Leury Garcia – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Double
Jon Jay – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)
Eloy Jimenez —–
James McCann – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks
Yoan Moncada – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) 3 Ks
Jose Rondon – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) RBI, Walk, K
Yolmer Sanchez – 0 for 7, Walk, K
Charlie Tilson – 0 for 2
Carson Fulmer — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 2 games, 1-0 with a 27.00 ERA. In those two relief appearances, he has given up 5 Runs (3 ER) off of 2 Hits & 5 Walks in just one inning, having no strikeouts. First career start at Fenway Park.
Boston Red Sox:
Andrew Benintendi – Walk
Mookie Betts – 0 for 2
Xander Bogaerts – 2 Walks
Jackie Bradley Jr. —–
Michael Chavis – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) RBI
Rafael Devers – 0 for 2, RBI
Marco Hernandez —–
Brock Holt —–
Sandy Leon —–
J.D. Martinez – 2 Walks
Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 1
Christian Vazquez —–