And boy did it get off to a rough start.
The Rays didn’t do much in the 1st, after getting the first two runners aboard thanks to a Red Sox throwing error, Bauers, Pham and Cron couldn’t get the ball out of the infield to bring anybody home.
Red Sox quickly got on the board thanks to back to back doubles by Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland to make it 1-0 Red Sox.
Back to back to back walks by Glasnow makes it 2-0 Red Sox, but Glasnow’s pitching line might look worse than it was because this zone was cray cray.
The bleeding wouldn’t stop as Jake Bauers would throw away the potential double play ball into left field and allowed two more Red Sox to score and make it 4-0.
Tyler Glasnow would rebound nicely for the next 5.2 innings giving up only one other run in that time, a solo HR to J.D. Martinez to make it 5-0 Red Sox.
Glasnow’s final line: 6.2 IP, 4 ER, 4K, and 3 BB. Not too shabby if you exclude the first inning.
Rays offense wasn’t shining tonight, the only runs coming form a gigantic 2 run shot from C.J. Cron after a Jake Bauers walk
That would be it for the Rays. David Price would strike out 8, walk 2 and only give up 2 hits including the Cron homer.
Lets look at again, shall we?
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C.J. Cron's homer went 112.9 mph and 464 feet with a 33 degree launch angle.— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) August 19, 2018
Celebrate the little things, right?
Rays look to not get swept against not Chris Sale as they send out Opener Diego Castillo against Hector Velazquez. Game time is 1:05pm.