Though they got off to a rough start this season, the Boston Red Sox (27-23) are still an undoubtedly good baseball team. In this week’s four-game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, they demonstrated just that, disengaging Blue Jays hitters and handling the onslaught of pitchers with ease.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this week’s set against the rival Sox:
The stupidly productive Rowdy Tellez (5-for-13, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 2B, BB) was the driving force in this series, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (4-for-15, HR, 3 R) and Brandon Drury (6-for-17, 3 RBI, 4 2B) also put together some solid at-bats throughout the series, as did Justin Smoak (4-for-16, 2 HR, BB, 2B).
On the mound, Clayton Richard (4.0 IP, 2 SO, ER) was rather efficient in his season debut, while relievers Derek Law (2.0 IP, ER, H, 2 SO), Tim Mayza (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 SO), and Ken Giles (1.0 IP, SO, H, 0 ER) were all dependable.
As per usual, Marcus Stroman (6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 SO, ER, W) was outstanding, while fellow starter Aaron Sanchez (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 SO) managed to piece together yet another solid start.
Knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend (1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) struggled once again, …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation