By DJ Harding
The Boston Red Sox going into today’s matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays have been winless in their last four games after starting spring training without a loss in their first 14 games.
Boston started Spring Training with a record of 11-0-3 but have been 0-3-1 since then.
The good news for Boston is their record versus other MLB teams in the Grapefruit League gives them a record of 9-3-4 which is first the the Grapefruit League and second best in the MLB only behind the Kansas City Royals of the Cactus League with a record of 14-2.
Boston looked to have turned a new leaf from their recent woes over their past few games when they put up three runs in the top of the second which gave them the lead despite giving up two runs in the bottom of the first.
The three runs would come off two singles that scored Niko Goodrum, Stephen Scott, and Nick Sogard. Unfortunately for Boston that would be their only scoring of the evening and that was when the flood gates would open for the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays after going scoreless in the bottom of the second and being down 3-2 after two innings would proceed to score in five straight innings with four of the five innings having three plus runs scored in them.
Bo Bichette would go two for four at the plate hitting two home runs for the Blue Jays which gave him four RBIs on the day.
Toronto would go on to win 16-3 over the Red Sox and improve their record to 11-6-1 while Boston fell to 9-4-4.
Boston still holds the best record in the Grapefruit League and continues action tomorrow versus the Detroit Tigers.