By: Greg Keenan
The Red Sox were out matched by the Orioles last night as they took a 4-2 defeat in Baltimore. The starting pitcher, Steven Wright, allowed four earned runs on nine hits (two homers) in 3 ⅔ innings pitched.
Steven Wright looked pretty solid in the first three innings. However, he failed to make it past the fourth inning, as he let in four earned runs before Heath Hembree took over. The knuckleball was breaking, but it kept a consistent trend the whole game, and eventually the Baltimore lineup was able to start hitting it hard.
The right-handed knuckleballer hasn’t had the best of starts to a season in 2017, and entering his age 33 season and never have pitched a full season in the bigs, it might be time for the Red Sox to start exploring other options. He isn’t going to be part of the young future here, and trading him now before his value lowers wouldn’t be the worst idea.
The Red Sox offense didn’t help much, as the only runs came off the bat of Jackie Bradley Jr. on this two run homer. JBJ had himself a day at the plate, going 2-3 with a HR and a BB. He had all of the RBI’s with 2.
The Red Sox wrap up the three game series in Baltimore, as they will try to salvage one win out of it. On the mound for Boston will be LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. He will be matched by Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman. For more Red Sox related content, you can follow me on twitter @KeenanGuyBoston. Be sure to visit GuyBostonSports.com for more coverage of your favorite Boston sports teams.
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