By Jason Feng
On Monday, the Red Sox hung on in a tight game to beat the Marlins 8-6. To start off the game Steve McCabe hit a double to score Jack Allen. In the bottom of the first, the Red Sox held the Marlins scoreless thanks to great catches from Ryan Kutylo and Quinn Pimental. In the second inning, the Red Sox extended their early lead as Chris Sprague started off with a double and was then driven in by Ryan Kutylo’s RBI single. Sam Pandolfo, Jack Allen, and Steve McCabe also scored because of the Red Sox’s excellent ability to get on base. The Marlins looked to climb out of the early hole but good pitching from starter Stephen McCabe and good play from the infield kept the score at 5-0.
In the third inning the Red Sox stayed relentless as Jack Allen hit a 2 RBI double that brought in Richie Masterpol and Thomas Casey. The Marlins managed to get a run up on the board when Carter Meyer stole home base. In the fourth inning, the Marlins’ infield did a fantastic job to get three quick outs and then made a huge rally as Connor Carson hit an RBI single that let Jack Lennon score. Peter Lennon hit another RBI single that brought in Michael Condron and finally he and Jermey Watson scored off of a double from Carter Meyer. As the fifth inning came around the Red Sox put up another run on the board as Richie Masterpol brought in Thomas Casey again. In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Marlins still kept the gap close as Freddy Meyer stole home base with some gutsy base running.
In the final inning, Marlin’s reliever Luke Molloy pitched an excellent inning with 2 strikeouts and seemed to give the team the spark they needed. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Marlins managed to get runners on second and third but closer Thomas Casey kept his cool and sealed the win for the Red Sox.
Marlins’ Luke Sardone grounds a ball to third off Red Sox Pitcher Stephen McCabe.