The Red Sox opened Grapefruit League play today with a 7 inning matchup ending as a 7-6 loss. That would be in front of 2,154 fans, the first time the Red Sox have played in front of an audience in almost a year. With the last time being 2020 Spring Training, right around this time.

That was before the Corona Virus shut down all Baseball Operations across all Major League teams, and you can pretty much tell the rest of the story.

Game Recap:

Eovaldi started the day on the mound, going 1.1 IP and allowing 2 ER. Here is what Eovaldi had to say about his performance:

 

Caleb Simpson would come in after Eovaldi, and allow 2 ER in the final 2/3 of the 2nd inning. That would make it 5 runs for the Twins after just 2 innings.

But after that the Red Sox would have 5 innings with just 2 runs allowed, with 5 different pitchers coming in to pitch with each of them pitching exactly 1 inning.

Those pitchers consisted of Eduardo Bazardo, Seth Blair, Stephen Gonsalves, Daniel Gossett, who picked up the loss after allowing 2 runs which were not earned, as well as Kaleb Ort.

On the offensive side the Red Sox put up a total of 6 runs, with 18 different players getting a plate appearance.

Some of the most notable were top prospect Jeter Downs, who went 2-2 with a Home Run, and 3 RBI’s. Bobby Dalbec and Michael Chavis also added solo shots to the mix too.

 

The Red Sox will take on the Braves tomorrow at 1PM. You can find the game on MLB Network, or on MLB.TV. Here are the scheduled pitchers for tomorrow’s matchup:

– Garrett Richards (Starting)

– Kyle Hart

– Kevin McCarthy

– Caleb Simpson

– Zac Grotz

– Thad Ward

It’ll be our first look at Garrett Richards, who was signed this offseason to a $10M deal. 

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