The Red Sox fell to the Orioles 3-0 on Opening Day, after the Red Sox were held to just two hits and a walk Wednesday.
The game was a pitchers duel, to say the least. Neither team cracked the scoreboard for the first 5 innings, and there was little to none action throughout the game. John Means worked through the Red Sox lineup with ease, allowing just 1 hit, 5 K’s and no runs across 7 innings.
Eovaldi had a solid start as well. In 5.1 IP Eovaldi allowed one earned run and a run from an error off of 4 hits and 4 strikeouts.
Eovaldi would leave the game in the 6th with no runs allowed, but with the bases loaded. Matt Andriese would come in to pitch the rest of the 6th, and would allow two runs off of a long single off the monster. Only one of them would be credited to Eovaldi, due to a costly error from Kike Hernandez. Andriese would get out of the 6th inning though, and pitch a scoreless 7th.
Taylor would pitch the 8th, and would allow a run off of 3 hits. He would only pick up one out, and Austin Brice would have to come in and finish the inning.
Hirokazu Sawamura then would pitch a scoreless 9th, in the 32-year-old’s Major League debut after spending all of his career in the NPB of Japan.
The Red Sox were held to just 2 hits. One was a leadoff single from Kike Hernandez in the 1st inning, and one was a two out double in the bottom of the 9th from JD Martinez.
It was the first time the Red Sox were shut out at home on Opening Day since 1976.
The struggling Red Sox offense looks to bounce back tomorrow. Tomorrow will be Tanner Houck vs. Matt Harvey, at 1:10 PM EST.
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