Red Sox: Steven Wright implodes in 1st start of 2017

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright gives up four home runs in season debut against Orioles

 

Giving up a home run in the first inning of your first start is never fun. Giving up two in the first inning and you’re left really hanging your head. What if you gave up 6 runs counting those two home runs? It could get worse right? Wrong. Steven Wright proceeded to give up two more solo home runs in the top half of the second inning. After 1 1/3 innings of work, Wright gave up 8 runs on 8 hits with one strike out including four long balls.

 

Just wasn’t his day. Steven Wright gave up a three run home run to Trey Mancini. Jonathan Schoop follows that up with a home run to go back to back. In the top of the 2nd inning, Adam Jones hits a solo home run and then two batters later Chris Davis sends one out of the park. We’re not even into the bottom of the second inning and the Orioles have smacked four out of the park. It felt like Home Run Derby. Knuckle ballers are rarely this off. Perhaps calling up Tim Wakefield might not be such a bad idea. I don’t think Wright is going to get benched for this although I think he needs to absolutely dazzle in his next start.

 

The Sox aren’t going to have a day off for another 11 games. The Sox were supposed to have tomorrow off but they’re making up the rained out game against the Pirates at 2:05pm at Fenway. After the quick one game series, the Sox will host the Rays for a four-game home stand. When the Red Sox get their next day off on April 24th, the Red Sox will have played in 17 straight games. May 8th is the next day that the Sox will have another day off. By then we’ll hopefully also have some more good news on David Price.

 

Photo Credit – NESN.com

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