The Red Sox only gave up 3 hits on Thursday night, but allowed 7 runs as the Mariners took game one of the four game split.
Nick Pivetta had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning, but a poorly misplayed ball by Franchy Cordero would give the Mariners their first hit of the game, and score two runners that were walked earlier.
Pivetta did not get the result that he deserved.
“He was outstanding. Good fastball, good command of his secondary pitches,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “If he can throw his fastball for strikes, he can go deep into games, and he did that today.”
Pivetta later stated that he didn’t have any thought of a no-hitter in his mind.
“No, not at all,” he said. “Just focusing on getting outs and keeping my team in the best position to win the baseball game.”
The Red Sox picked up lone runs in the second and fourth inning; a solo home run from Rafael Devers in the second, and an RBI single from Hunter Renfroe.
It would be 2-2 entering the seventh. Matt Andriese, currently holding a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings, would pitch a scoreless top half of the seventh. In the bottom half of the inning, Kike Hernandez would triple, only to later score on a passed ball to give the Red Sox the lead.
The eighth inning would not be as merrier as the seventh was. Ottavino would walk the first and second batters, Luis Torrens and Jose Marmelejos.
A sac bunt from JP Crawford would score the tying run, as a throw well over the head of third-baseman Rafael Devers would allow pinch-runner Sam Haggerty to easily score. Ottavino would be able to get out of the jam with the score remaining tied at 3-3.
It would remain scoreless after nine, so extra innings would be required.
After pitching a scoreless ninth, Alex Cora elected to take Barnes out, and put in Darwinzon Hernandez for the 10th inning. That didn’t work out so well though.
Hernandez gave up four runs in the 10th inning, and the Red Sox would be unable to muster any runs in the bottom half of the 10th.
The Red Sox drop their fifth game out of their last eight, after winning nine straight as Darwinzon Hernandez surrendered the loss.