Boston Red Sox Win On Rain Delay Filled Night At Fenway Park Against The Minnesota Twins
On Tuesday night at Fenway Park there were an abundance of rain clouds in the area. After two separate rain delays the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-2.
The game started at 8 p.m after the initial rain delay with Drew Pomeranz on the hill. Pomeranz went two hitless innings to start before landing in the second rain delay of the night. With an 80+ minute delay Pomeranz took the mound in the third inning at 10 p.m. only too set the Twins down 1-2-3 with 2 k’s.
When his night was done he had pitched 5 innings giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run in a gutty performance. Pomeranz’s night was impressive striking out 7 batters. But what was more impressive was his ability to come back after the rain delay and pitch effectively. If he wasn’t able to go the bullpens night would have been 3 innings longer than it ended up being.
After Pomeranz the Red Sox used Blaine Boyer and Fernando Abad, both worked two innings apiece. Boyer gave up 3 hits and a walk, Abad gave up 1 hit which was a Eduardo Escobar solo home run in the eighth.
Tuesday nights game ended at 12:34 a.m on Wednesday.
With the win, the Boston Red Sox stand alone in first place in the American League East.
Next up for Boston is a game against the Twins on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with Rick Porcello on the mound going against Adalberto Mejía.