Red Sox vs. Astros

Alex Cora returned to Houston last night for the first time since becoming the manager for the Boston Red Sox. Lately, the competition for the Red Sox has been pretty bad, and the Red Sox have been taking advantage of it. The Red Sox took care of business this week sweeping the no-name Toronto  Blue Jays. The real test begins with this series against the defending World Series Champions. The Sox fell 6-4 last night in the first of the four games.

J.D. Martinez is on Fire

J.D. Martinez has been on fire lately. He has belted 18 home runs on the season for the Red Sox thus far. Drew Pomeranz, who has struggled lately pitched last night for Boston. Alex Cora seems to still have confidence in the left-handed pitcher.

Tonight, Chris Sale is pitching, and the Red Sox seem to not be able to hit still when he’s on the mound. On Saturday, David Price will pitch. He had some interesting comments the other day, saying. “I’m the softest guy in this clubhouse. If it bothered me, I’d be out of the game. I’m soft. … It wasn’t painful. I’m fine. If it was painful, I would have come out.” He was referring to when he was hit by a line drive in the first inning on Monday.

Rick Porcello will make an appearance during the final game of this series on Sunday. Porcello so far this season is  7-2 with a 3.65 ERA. Against Toronto he pitched six innings and allowed just five hits and two runs. The real test begins this weekend, when the Sox can show they are a contender in the American League.