Red Sox early struggles continue

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Maybe it's the lack of fans. Maybe it's the heat. Or maybe the Red Sox are just not good.

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After a big Opening Day win highlighted by Nathan Eovaldi's strong start, the Sox looked horrific losing a pair to the Orioles, and then fell behind the Mets Monday night at Fenway on three home runs before ultimately losing 7-4.

The rotation - if you can call it that - is a mess.

Martin Perez allowed five runs (four earned) on Saturday in five innings, Ryan Weber couldn't get through four on Sunday, and Josh Osich went just two innings in the opener role Monday night against the Mets.

Four games into a normal season, there would be little need for panic. But with a pandemic-shortened season, every game takes on a bigger significance.

Zack Godley was a bright spot for Boston tossing four scoreless innings while striking out seven.

Offensively, Mitch Moreland and Xander Bogaerts went deep for the Sox in the loss.

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