In the past 48 hours, several organizations have done what the Red Sox have simply refused to do; pony up large sums of cash to keep their homegrown talent where it belongs – home.
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.
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.