After an offensive (in both tenses of the word) trouncing of the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, the Red Sox got back to doing much of the same on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox were able to bail out yet another poor pitching performance from Eduardo Rodriguez, and fans need to start worrying about the young left hander. E-Rod was cruising up until the fourth inning, where he allowed a mammoth three-run home run to Kurt Suzuki, who, lets just say, isn't a big power hitter. Rodriguez allowed another run in the fifth inning before being chased out of this game. On the day, Rodriguez was able to only last 4.2 innings, surrendering six hits for four runs, while also walking four. E-Rod's lack of command and inability to shy away from relinquishing the long ball is becoming a legitimate concern.
Thankfully, once Rodriguez left the game, the Red Sox bullpen was able to deliver a lights out performance. The Red Sox bullpen as a whole was able to pitch 4.1 innings, allowing only one hit while striking out four.
As always, the Red Sox hitters were able to kick some serious ass, scoring 15 runs on 15 hits. Xander Bogaerts led the Red Sox's powerful lineup, registering four hits and three RBIs, which were produced from yet another massive home run in the eighth inning.
Next up is the series finale, as the Red Sox look for the clean sweep. Rick Porcello will be taking the mound and should mow down this terrible Twins lineup. Check back in for a full game preview.