Boston Red Sox Offense Wakes Up In Philly, Betts Has MVP Game With Runs Starting To Pour In
On Wednesday night the Boston Red Sox offense took flight and carried Boston to a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Brian Johnson got the start for Boston and went 2 and 2/3 innings before leaving the game with left shoulder discomfort. That meant the overworked Red Sox bullpen was called upon to throw 6.1 innings of work. In Johnson’s time on the mound he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and it appears he injured himself on the home run pitch to Altherr.
In relief the recently recalled Hector Velazqez was called upon to work multiple innings and when it was all said and done he pitched 3.1 innings for Boston giving up 1 hit. Other Boston Red Sox relievers in the game were Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, and Robby Scott who all pitched 1 inning respectively allowing zero runs.
The Red Sox offense was the big story on Wednesday night with Mookie Betts being the centerpiece of. Mookie went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a triple shy of the cycle. Bett’s had 3 RBI’s on the night and made some exceptional plays in the field to help out the pitching staff as well. Another notable hitter for Boston was Xander Bogaerts who went 2-5 with 3 RBIs,
Offensively Boston recorded 13 hits as a team but the defense that was on show was just as vital with key plays being made inning after inning to bail out the pitchers.