Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: May 18, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Last night Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi became the third pitcher in baseball history to give up five home runs inning.

Eovaldi started against the Houston Astros last night and come out of the 1st inning things looked good. Eovaldi worked a three up, three down 1st inning, but in the 2nd inning he ran into some trouble. In the 2nd inning Eovaldi gave up home runs to Yuli Gurriel, Michael Brantley, Jeremy Pena, Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez.

Eovaldi managed just one out in the 2nd inning before being removed with the Red Sox trailing 9-1. Eovaldi gave up 9 runs, 6 of which were earned runs on 8 hits and didn’t strikeout a batter in his 1 1/3rd innings pitched. Eovaldi took the loss to drop his record to 1-2 on the season as the Astros won 12-4.

Eovaldi is looked at as one of the better starting pitchers in baseball, but last night was clearly the worst start of his eight starts this season. Eovaldi’s ERA jumped from 3.15 to 4.32 after last night’s start.

The loss dropped the Red Sox record to 14-22 and they already find themselves 13 games out of 1st place in the American League East. Even this early in the season 13 games is a lot to make up, but the one thing the Red Sox have going for them is they’ve only played 15 games at home so far this season. That should give Boston a chance to make up some ground in the payoff race, but getting back to the division lead might be an overwhelming challenge for the Red Sox this season.

The biggest problem the Red Sox will face is that they’re in probably the best division in baseball and if they’re going to make up any ground, they’re going to have to start winning games against the teams in their division. That means they’re not only going to have to beat the Baltimore Orioles who are the only team the Red Sox are ahead of in the standings, but they’re going to have to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Rays and the division leading New York Yankees.

So what do you think about the Red Sox? Can they actually come all the way back and win the A.L. East? Or can they at least find their way into a playoff spot?

The NBA’s Eastern conference finals started last night with the Miami Heat winning Game 1 118-107 over the Boston Celtics.

Miami used a big 2nd half outscoring the Celtics 64 to 45 in the 3rd and 4th quarter combined. Miami’s big 2nd half helped them overtake the 8-point lead that the Celtics took into halftime.

Jimmy Butler led the way for the Heat with 41 points while Jason Tatum was the Celtics leading scorer with 29 points.

Miami had four other players hit double figures in scoring including Tyler Herro who added 18 points coming off of the Heat’s bench.

Jaylen Brown was one of three other Boston players to hit double figures in points as he added 24 points last night. Brown was also the only player in the game to get double digit rebounds as he had 10.

The Western conference finals starts tonight as the Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks.

So, Miami has a game in hand, but do you think they’ll win the series against Boston? Also, who do you have winning the Western conference finals Golden State or Dallas?

Comments
  1. I think you can forget about Boston being in the playoffs this season. I know that it’s only mid May but they’re buried in last place and there are too many good teams ahead of them already. They won’t pass New York, Tampa or Toronto any time soon.
    Miami- Boston should be a closely contested series but I think the heat will prevail. Ditto with the much more experienced Golden State Warriors.

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