While the Yankees were busy trading a couple of Oldsmobile hubcaps and Ron Guidry’s mustache scissor for Giancarlo Stanton, the Sox brass were content to, I don’t know what. Figure out a way to reboot “Sox Appeal”?
Former Boston lefty, and Red Sox Hall-of-Famer, Bill Lee joined the show on Tuesday to discuss the current state of the Sox-Yanks’ rivalry and relive some of its former glory.
After 50 days and 50 nights in Florida, the Red Sox are finally heading back to Boston and bringing with them a 5-game win streak.
While an offensive explosion is never a bad sight, I honestly found myself rooting for a 1-0 or 2-1 victory like we became accustomed to over the weekend, hoping that Richards would find success in his improbable MLB debut.
Many expected the Red Sox to take at least 3-of-4 at The Trop to open the year, however, few expected Boston to outscore the Rays by just one run in the series.
Rogers Centre opened in 1989, 9 years before Tropicana Field but feels more modern by a factor of 10, while the Trop feels like the Rays bought the lease from Marge Schott.
Rick Porcello went 11-0 last season when the Red Sox supplied him with three runs or more of support. He’s now 1-0 in that category in 2018.
Through the first two games, Sale and Price have combined to give the Red Sox 14 scoreless innings while conceding just five hits and striking out 14.
Following every Red Sox game this season I’ll be writing a short reaction to the previous day’s action while trying to avoid the inevitable roller coaster of emotions found in any true New England sports fan.
Bob Ryan, Dan Shaughnessy, Sean McAdam and Jason Mastrodonato offer their thoughts on over/under’s and other predictions for the 2018 Boston Red Sox.