Yesterday the Boston Red Sox began their road trip against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox ended up losing the game 5-4, and that puts their record now at 27-23. The Red Sox, holding the second spot in the AL East, are 3 games back of the New York Yankees and will face them at the conclusion of this road trip.
The Red Sox have lost the last two games, to the Mariners and White Sox, and many would believe that the fans would be very disappointed. However, there was a lot for Red Sox fans to be excited about in their loss against the White Sox.
Before Spring Training began the Red Sox were believe to have one of the best pitching rotations in baseball. Red Sox had acquired Chris Sale and also already had a strong rotation with Rick Porcello, David Price, Steven Wright, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Drew Pomeranz. However, the Red Sox have been plagued with injury. Steven Wright has already been ruled out for the season and David Price’s season was in jeopardy early. However, Price progressed very well and was able to make his debut yesterday against Chicago.
In his first game of the 2017 season Price threw a No-Decision, with a stat line of 5 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Other than one bad pitch to Melky Cabrera it seemed like a very good start for David Price. For Red Sox fans this is very promising. David Price looked very good considering it was only his first start of the season, only allowing 2 hits. Now obviously it hurts that one of those hits was a 3-run homerun, but still he only gave up 2 hits through 5 innings.
This return by Price is very good for Red Sox, especially those die-hard fans like me who hate seeing the Yankees at the top of the division. Hopefully with Price back and Porcello and Sale healthy the Red Sox will be able to win the majority of games on this road trip and make a move on the Yankees.
Other news from the game yesterday, unfortunately the Red Sox were only able to come together for 4 hits during yesterday’s game. However, one of those hits was by Mookie Betts who hit his 8th homerun of the year. The Red Sox look to bounce back tonight with former Chicago White Sox on the mound Chris Sale. First pitch is at 8:10 pm ET.