After winning their first two games over the Twins, most hope for a Red Sox turnaround has slipped away with a pair of embarrassing losses.
Eduardo Rodriguez followed up his brilliant major league debut by allowing one run and two hits in seven innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.
Clay Buchholz was a little under the weather leading up to his start against the Twins on Tuesday night, but you would have never known it based on his performance.
A look at the picthing matchups in Boston’s four-game series against the Twins.
Monday night’s Red Sox-Twins game at Fenway Park has been postponed due to the weather, and will be made up Wednesday as part of a split-admission, day-night doubleheader.
Rick Porcello allowed six runs over seven innings, as the Sox got swept out of Minnesota.
After rain delayed the game’s first pitch for 1 hour, 21 minutes, Minnesota jumped on Clay Buchholz for three doubles and two runs in the first.
Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Fortunately for the Red Sox, they don’t have to wait too long to try to keep that momentum going.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.