boston red sox will welcome another National League opponent as atlanta braves Travel to begin a shortened two-game series on Tuesday night
Boston is coming off a series win against the New York Mets, tying the winning set with a 15-hit performance in Sunday’s victory. It was the team’s fifth of six series wins since June 30.
Boston’s Adam Duvall said, “You must have a short memory in this game or it will beat you.” “Obviously, the series out West (against Oakland) didn’t go the way we wanted, but to turn it around here (against the Mets) and get two out of three is a big deal. That’s what you have to do.”
red SoxThose who have not named the starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game have won seven of their last eight home games.
Rafael Devers homered on Sunday as part of his 30th multi-hit game of the season, the most among American League third basemen.
However, the Boston offense is looking for more from outfielder Alex Verdugo, who is hitting just .127 in July.
“It’s been over a week,” red Sox said manager Alex Cora. “Like swinging and missing and not hitting the ball hard enough. So just one of them is that he’s not feeling right at the plate. Hopefully, like the next few days, he’ll keep working on what he’s been working on and do a little bit more to get his swing back. And, you know, we’ll get him back during the week.
New England native Charlie Morton (10-7, 3.36 ERA) took the ball for Atlanta, which looks to bounce back after snapping a five-start winning streak against Arizona last Wednesday.
Morton had not taken a loss since June 2 prior to that start, when he allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings. It was his first time this month he gave up more than one run, but his seventh consecutive start in at least five innings of work.
That outing was the last of four in a row Braves Their weekend series loss at Milwaukee ended with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
Morton said, “I think with the right group, losing and moving a little bit can be beneficial.” “You don’t want to feel like that. You don’t want to lose the game. But with the right group, and I think we have the right group, it just becomes motivation.”
The teams shared a two-game series in Atlanta in May. morton started Braves‘ win, six innings of two-run ball with seven strikeouts. He has fanned at least that many batters in three consecutive starts against red Sox from 2021
Morton is 8–1 with a 3.95 ERA in 14 career starts against Boston.
Sunday’s win also marked the MLB debut of Dazabel Hernandez (1-0), who pitched scoreless innings in relief to earn the win.
“It’s good to have guys in the bullpen with stuff,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “It looks like he has a good feel for the strike zone as well.”
–Field Level Media