The Boston Red Sox played in another blowout in Toronto, but this time they were on the losing side. Just one day after pulling off a 12-2 victory, the Red Sox lost 10-3 behind a barrage of home runs by the Blue Jays. Eduardo Rodriguez took the mound for the Red Sox while Marcus Stroman did the same for the Blue Jays.
Boston Red Sox Lose an Ugly One
Despite the final box score, Eduardo Rodriguez actually started his night off on a good note. The lefty pitched three scoreless innings before the wheels fell off the wagon in the fourth inning. Rowdy Tellez started off the scoring by crushing a 399-foot bomb and driving in Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make it a 2-0 game.
Rodriguez escaped the fourth but ran into some major trouble in the fifth. Randal Grichuk started the scoring with a solo shot, but the Blue Jays wouldn’t quiet down after that. Tellez came up to the plate again and launched his second home run of the night, making it a 6-0 game after five.
Mitch Moreland hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to put the Red Sox on the board, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Accepting the game was lost, the Red Sox rang the bells and sent out Tyler Thornburg. If Thornburg equates to the people of King’s Landing ringing the bells, then the Blue Jays went all Daenerys Targaryen and started destroying him. The righty went just one inning while allowing two runs, two hits, and two walks. He did strike out three, but there’s no way to justify why he has a roster spot.
Colten Brewer came on after that and didn’t do much better. The off-season acquisition pitched two innings, allowing two runs to close out the game. On the bright side, Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr. added two late home runs. This was Jackie’s second home run in as many games, so hopefully, he’s starting to warm up.