Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics, 4-21-2018 - Prediction & Preview

  • Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics, 4-21-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics, 4-21-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Winners of eight straight and off to an absurd 17-2 start, Boston has crushed everything in its path. But they rebounded quickly, winning nine in a row before losing to the Yankees at Fenway, 10-7. Some are dominant and some are tightrope acts, but they can and usually do happen on any given night. A 44-pitch first inning for Pomeranz was extended because of a wild pitch and a miscue in the field from Eduardo Nunez. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to three that went under the total.

Pomeranz, who was making his. "We always talk about Chris Sale and David Price, how great they are, top lefties in the league". Porcello looks like the Cy Young victor from 2016, David Price has looked like an ace on the mound, and Chris Sale is dominating the league like he has for years.

The 27-year-old has allowed at least four runs in no more than five innings in each of his four starts.

Keep in mind, this Red Sox team has some injuries to their core. The Red Sox also got quality outings from Hector Velazquez and Brian Johnson while waiting for Rodriguez and Pomeranz to return. Thus far, they are living up to the hype, even without Pomeranz. The Athletics have scored two runs or less in three of the four starts that he has made this year.

The game features two of the hottest hitters in the majors. Benintendi ran onto the grass in foul territory to get around Olson.

Boston's streak of 3,987 games without being no-hit was the second-longest active streak in baseball. Defense like that helps make less work for the pitcher on the mound, four of the five errors have been committed by third baseman Rafael Devers. Despite a slight setback in March, the Red Sox are fully aware of how good Pomeranz can be if he can replicate his performance from a year ago. Not because of anything wrong with Manaea-he's a good if inconsistent pitcher who doesn't throw particularly hard but does have a solid changeup and a wipeout slider-but because of his opposition in Oakland on Saturday night.

For the home team, Oakland's pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018.

Boston's hitters have been powered by Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.