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Our Fake Sox are coming off a rough game on Tuesday, giving up the momentum they had gotten in a blowout victory on Monday. That was their fifth loss in seven games, and they were looking for a bounce-back on Wednesday to clinch at least a split in their four-game set against the Royals. Boston was sending Nathan Eovaldi to the mound with Mike Montgomery going for Kansas City.
Boston’s pitching staff was exhausted for this game, so it was unclear how they were going to get through nine innings of baseball for this one. Nathan Eovaldi was starting on just three days rest because our fake Jerry Narron has no idea how to manage a doubleheader, and the bullpen has been leaned on extremely heavily for a few weeks now. Throw in Ryan Brasier being suspended for the fight he started on Sunday, and things didn’t look great for the pitching coming into the day.
They actually ended up having a solid evening, though. Eovaldi needed to work efficiently to give as many innings as possible, as he wasn’t likely to throw many more than 80 pitches….