The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners will resume their opening weekend series with another game on Friday night. Seattle blasted the defending World Series Champions by a score of 12-4 and will look to make it two in a row. The Red Sox might have been suffering from a World Series hangover, and they got a poor outing from their ace, Chris Sale.
Seattle got an early start to their season last week by playing the opening series in Japan, and the Mariners have gotten off to a 3-0 start. The Mariners were just outside the playoff mix a season ago, and look to be much better this season. Boston will be battling the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot in the American League East. The Red Sox are -145 against the Mariners on Friday night.
Mariners Offense Scoring Some Runs
The Seattle Mariners lost a few of their big bats from a season ago, but it hasn’t slowed down their offense through their first three games. The Mariners have scored a whopping 26 runs already this season, and have blasted nine home runs. Shortstop Tim Beckham is hitting .583 on the young season and has already belted three home runs. Seattle chased Cy Young pitcher Chris Sale early on Thursday night and will look to stay hot in this game.
Seattle will send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound for his second start of the young season. The young Japanese pitcher made his first ever start in the Major Leagues against the Oakland Athletics, and he pitched pretty well. Kikuchi gave up just one run in 4 ⅔ innings pitched and looks like a solid top of the rotation starter for Seattle.
Eovaldi Making Start For Boston
Nathan Eovaldi came over to the Red Sox in a trade last season and helped Boston win the World Series. The Red Sox will send Eovaldi to the mound in the second game of the season, hoping to even out their record. The hard-throwing right-hander has gone 44-53 during his seven-year career with a 4.16 earned run average. Eovaldi will hope to slow down a red-hot Seattle offense in this game.
The Red Sox managed to score just four runs in their season-opening loss, but this lineup should be one of the best in baseball. Mookie Betts did go 3-5 in the season opener, and the Red Sox were able to pound out 11 hits in defeat. Boston failed to hit a home run against the Mariners in game one, but their power will return before long.
Red Sox Get Revenge With Win
Now that the Boston Red Sox have a game under their belts, they should look like the 2018 team in this game. Seattle has gotten off to a great start to the season, but they aren’t going to remain undefeated for long. Nathan Eovaldi will shut down the Seattle lineup, and the Red Sox bats are going to break out in a big way. Bet the Boston Red Sox -145 over the Seattle Mariners in this game.