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The offense can just put up runs whenever. They've scored at least six runs in every game so far to get to a 3-1 record. The only issue, is that they seem to need a bit of urgency to do it.
In the first game against the Blue Jays on Friday, it took the a grand slam by Josh Donaldson to get the Sox really going. Brock Holt quickly followed it up with a grand slam of his own, and the Red Sox took at 8-7 lead that inning.
The bullpen rode that lead the rest of the way and dominated the Jays scary, unrelenting lineup, eventually handing the ball off to Craig Kimbrell who made more than one hitter look silly with his filthy slider.tfw you’re actually a dog but you just hit a grand slam pic.twitter.com/0DGNuvG7bq— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) April 9, 2016
Steven Wright is actually pitching very well today. He allowed two runs in the first and has since settled in very nicely. He embarrassed some Blue Jays sluggers by changing speeds with his knuckleball in a crafty way, too. He finished allowing two earned runs and going 6.2 innings, which is the longest start by any Sox starting pitcher so far this season.
The Sox head to Boston for a nice home-stand which David Price will lead off. Hopefully the bats can stay hot when they go back to the cold weather in Boston.