And considering Eovaldi may have been sequestered in the bullpen and Eduardo Rodriguez in the rotation the Red Sox and a very gutsy manager Alex Cora made the right move. He didn't throw a bullpen [Wednesday].
Bradley supplied the Red Sox a 6-5 lead with his two-run shot, his second home run in as many games and third game-altering extra-base hit in the series. "And we'll go from there".
Asked if he thought anything untoward was going on at Fenway Park during Games 1 and 2, Cora said, "No, I don't".
When the Red Sox are going like this - getting contributions from the entire batting order - they're nearly impossible to defeat, and if the trends keep going that way, Hinch and the Astros will soon see their hope of a World Series repeat disappear.
All anyone could talk about after Game 4 was a controversial play in the first inning in which the Astros' Jose Altuve had a would-be, two-run home run called back.
"We are aware of the matter, and it will be handled internally", Pat Courtney, MLB's chief communications officer, said Tuesday night, following Boston's 8-2 victory in Game 3 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Carlos Correa produced two RBI singles, the second of which came against the Red Sox's Joe Kelly (1-1), drove in Yuli Gurriel and lifted the Astros to a 5-4 lead in the fifth.
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But, as you likely know, the controversy did not end there. Pinch-hitter Brock Holt was hit on the foot to load the bases before Mitch Moreland got plunked as well, forcing in a run. And both times, second catcher Sandy Leon pinch ran for Moreland. Joe Kelly was the victor after giving up a run in the fifth. We rely on our starters. Is it ideal? We're about to see.
Major League Baseball officially resolved the spy vs. spy drama that involved accusations that the Astros tried to steal signs from the Red Sox in the ALCS and, previously, from the Indians in the ALDS.
Hinch says: "We'll give it a different look and see if that changes their approach".
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters that his team was "playing defense" by keeping an eye on their opponent, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
JBJ has been a one-man wrecking crew and, if the Sox go on to win the American League pennant, the series MVP.
On Wednesday, MLB issued a two-paragraph statement saying its department of investigations did a thorough probe and determined "that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing club was not violating any rules". "Might have found a new thing for me to do the day before I pitch", Price said.