Just 3 runs in total were scored by the Red Sox in the 14 innings of baseball that were played on Sunday.
The offense was a shortcoming in the 7-inning double-header games Sunday, as the White Sox pitching staff breezed through the Red Sox lineup in both games.
It was former Red Sox top prospect Michael Kopech who pitched 3 innings in game 2, who was a vital part of the Chris Sale trade that sent current White Sox third-baseman Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and multiple others to the White Sox in exchange for Sale.
“They (White Sox) have stuff there,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said regarding the White Sox pitching staff. “I know they lost some games with the bullpen, but stuff-wise, it’s one of the toughest staffs in the big leagues. They have got velocity and good secondary pitches. They were good.”
Tanner Houck went in game 1, and tossed 4.1 innings allowing 3 runs off of 6 hits. He was the 27th man called up for the double-header.
An RBI single in the 4th from Renfroe, and a solo shot from Kike Hernandez in the 6th would be all for the Red Sox offensively in the first game of Sunday.
Houck would pick up the loss, and Dallas Keuchel would get the win for Chicago tossing 5 innings allowing just a run. Liam Hendriks would get the save for the White Sox.
For the Red Sox bullpen side of things in Game 1 Josh Taylor would get out of the 5th, going 0.2 scoreless innings. Phillips Valdez would pitch a scoreless 6th and 7th.
In game 2 Martin Perez had another rough outing, making it just 3.2 innings allowing 4 runs off of 7 hits and 4 K’s.
Brice would come in to relieve Perez in the 4th, and pitch a scoreless frame as well. Sawamura would allow a run in his 1 inning, and Valdez would pitch a scoreless frame, for his second appearance of the day.
The Red Sox lone run came off the bat of a JD Martinez RBI single.
The Red Sox look to even the series in the final matchup of the four game split Monday morning, as Eovaldi will face Lucas Giolito of the White Sox. 11:10 PM EST is gametime, you can find the game on NESN, or MLB Network if you are out of market.
PHOTO VIA JIM DAVIS