The norm went by the wayside last night in Toronto as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox, 3-0. The 2016 Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello took the mound for Boston, allowing three runs (none earned), on six hits in seven innings pitched. He also walked one batter and struck out five.
As if the loss wasn’t bad enough, Mookie Betts struck out swinging for the first time since September 12, 2016. 129 at-bats later, he struck out north of the border. The Red Sox altogether were able to put up six hits on the board. Pablo Sandoval showed rare promise from the right side of the plate, has he had one hit from each batter’s box last night. Sandoval spent the entire 2015 season has an exclusively left-handed hitter, despite the fact he identifies has a switch hitter and has his whole career. He is trying switch hitting again this year, even though he hasn’t had much success hitting right handed.
The Red Sox will take on the Blue Jays in Canada today at 12:37 PM ET to wrap up a three game series against the 3-11 home team. Ace LHP Chris Sale will get the ball for Boston tomorrow, as he will try and best Toronto’s Marco Estrada. For more Red Sox content, you can follow me on Twitter @KeenanGuyBoston. Be sure to visit GuyBostonSports.com for more coverage of your favorite New England sports teams.