In the past two days, the Red Sox have scored 27 (!) runs. Just let that sink in. In a noticeably B- type of lineup, the Red Sox sent Sean O'Sullivan to the mound to make his Fenway Park debut. And, surprisingly, Sully was not half bad for Boston. In six innings, O'Sullivan allowed four runs, while striking out three. He may not be the next Pedro Martinez, but I think O'Sullivan is a serviceable spot starter that throws a hell of a lot more strikes than Henry Owens.
Offensively, the Red Sox were clicking on all cylinders. Like I mentioned yesterday, the Red Sox were facing an inexperienced pitcher in Manaea, and should/did exploit him at Fenway Park. Well, no one may have done that better than Hanley Ramirez. In the first inning, Han-Ram launched a 468-foot bomb out of Fenway Park, which was actually the second longest home run in the majors this season, trailing only Giancarlo Stanton's 475-footer Friday night. In his past seven games, Ramirez has three home runs and looks to be finding his rhythm at the plate.
While the pitching staff has deservedly been the center of attention for Red Sox fans, they may want to take a gander at this team's offensive abilities. If the Red Sox can continue to rake the baseball like they have been to start this season, it may not even matter who they have pitching on a nightly basis.
Tonight, the Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound searching to sweep the series. Be sure to check back in for a full game preview of tonight's matchup.