On yet another rainy night in Baltimore, the Red Sox were unable to get their game in against the Orioles, as the contest was called off a few moments ago due to inclement weather. However, the Yankees lost their game against the Rays this afternoon, so the team’s lead in the AL East now stands at 5.5 games.
Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and JD Martinez all homered in the first two innings off of O’s starter Dylan Bundy in this one, but they will not count towards their season totals.
In the lone unofficial inning he pitched in, David Price did not surrender a run against a team he has had success against over his 11-year career. He’ll get another go at it tomorrow back at Fenway Park.
With the make up date yet to be announced, the Red Sox will head back home to kick off a four-game series against the 47-53 Minnesota Twins starting on Thursday.
As I just mentioned, Price will be making the start tomorrow night. Brian Johnson, another lefty, was originally slated to start the opener against Minnesota, but given the fact Price did not break much of a sweat on Wednesday, he has been technically pushed back to pitch on Thursday. Newly acquired Nathan Eovaldi’s season debut with the club has also been pushed back to Monday.
On the flip side, RHP Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins in what will be his second start against Boston this season. In his only other appearance against them at home, the 30-year old Gibson surrendered two runs on seven hits in six innings pitched in a losing effort back on June 21st.
First pitch of the four-game series opener is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET on Thursday.
It was a long night, but at least we got this Brock Holt performance out of it.