New manager Alex Cora has a lot to do with that.
With the count, 0-1, on the left-handed hitting Andrew Benintendi, catcher Austin Romine went to the mound for the second time in as many frames. "I'll pick up where I left off today and get it going".
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) gave up three hits in the first inning, and he wound up yielding three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks. When asked about the decision, Cora admitted it was an honest mistake.
"Because I did. Why lie?" "That's a good sign", Cora said. "So, if I'm asking them to be that way, then I'd better be that way or they know I'm not telling the truth".
Still, the Red Sox can very well be the ones to win the division. The "Baby Bombers" featured rookie Aaron Judge hitting 52 home runs with 33 more from Gary Sanchez as the team totaled 241 long balls.
Dustin Pedroia will report to Fort Myers next week to continue his rehab.
Pedroia is not ready to play in extended spring training games, but the better weather and controlled environment should help his progress. According to the team, "the injury is non-displaced and will not require surgery". It is incredibly early so conclusions can not be made, however, one can not be unimpressed with the way the Red Sox have come storming out of the gate.
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Terpstra dropped his rivals in the final kilometres to finish alone in third place. Goolaerts rode in support of cyclo-cross world champion Wout van Aert of Belgium.
"We have what it takes to come back from any deficit".
The Mets got two home runs from Asdrubal Cabrera and a serviceable start from Jacob deGrom who finished six innings while allowing four runs. It's just our job to put up some runs for them.
While Stanton's wood produced two more strikeouts, he wasn't the only reason the Yankees were embarrassed 14-1 by the Red Sox in front of 32,357 chilled customers who experienced a first-pitch temperature of 38 degrees.
Nationals 4, Braves 1: Stephen Strasburg threw eight scoreless innings, and Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run triple in the first to give Washington all the offense it needed to defeat visiting Atlanta.
Granderson broke a 1-1 tie by lifting a 1-2 fastball from Darren O'Day (0-1) over the scoreboard in right field. "We scored six runs and we were so excited about it, and the manager missed that one". This performance was his worst since the Red Sox rocked him for eight runs in a 9-5 loss last August 12, one of only just two losses he suffered in the second half of the regular season.
Manager Alex Cora said it looks like his team is "taking pride" in playing defense, noting he was a bit anxious midway through spring training about how the team would fare in the field.
The opposite side of that coin has been Boston's poor work on the bases, which has cost the Sox some runs but has not been a season-wrecker. "Coming out of that inning they tie it up for me and we end up getting the win later on".