With last night's offensive explosion, the Red Sox have continued their trend of beating up on poor competition. The Red Sox have feasted off of lowly teams like the Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros. Now, the Red Sox can add the Twins to that growing list.
The Red Sox were able to chase Tyler Duffey out of this game after 5.1 innings while he gave up six runs on 10 hits. To start the game, Duffey was relying more on his fastball and actually getting players to swing and miss. Unfortunately for him, the Red Sox were able to dial in and make life hard for the right hander as the game progressed. Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., and, surprisingly, Christian Vazquez were all able to deliver multi-hit games and get this offense back on track as one of the MLB's elite.
Steven Wright continued his reign of dominance against every team ever created, as he was able to lower his ERA to an astounding 2.09. In the beginning of the season, if I told you that Steven Wright would have one of the best ERAs in all of baseball and be the best pitcher on the Red Sox pitching staff, what would you have done? Believed me? Cussed me out on Twitter? I'm guessing the latter. On the day, Wright went 7.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on seven hits, while striking out six and walking two.
Next up is an extremely important start for Eduardo Rodriguez. After getting shelled by the Baltimore Orioles, it will be interesting to see if E-Rod can bounce back and have a good game. Check back in for a full game preview.