The Boston Red Sox are in a bit of a slide.
Having lost four of six games on the road, the team hopes to rebound in the friendly confines of Fenway Park. Part of that rebound will hopefully come via the pitching staff, after the group collectively posted a 5.34 ERA over the previous six games.
In their first meeting of the season, though, the Toronto Blue Jays’ already-potent lineup is getting a bit better. Vaunted slugger Jose Bautista returns to action Monday night after missing the previous five games with a shoulder injury. Bautista rejoins a lineup that already features one of the best, if not most underrated, players of 2014 in third baseman Josh Donaldson.
NESN’s Jerry Remy broke down the upcoming series.
“The pitching has not been very good for the Toronto Blue Jays, their offense very good — they’re second in the league in runs scored and third in home runs, that’s how they get their runs,” Remy said. “They’re very potent, and really when you look at the early part of the season both the Red Sox and the Blue Jays right now are experiencing the same types of things, so this should be a very interesting series.”
Check out their full comments in the video above.
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