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BSJ Game Report: Mets 8, Red Sox 3 — Sox get behind early, can’t catch up….again

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 8-3 loss to the Mets, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:

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More trouble with the rotation: Every night, it seems, it's someone else's turn to fail. On Tuesday, it was Matt Hall's opportunity. He had a quick 1-2-3 inning in the first, sparking hope that, at last, the Red Sox were going to be in this one for a while. That hope was lost in the second inning when the Mets sent eight men to the plate while sprinting to a 3-0 lead, forcing Hall to throw more than 30 pitches in the inning alone. He secured two quick outs in the third before issuing a walk and getting the hook. Once more, the Sox fell behind early and faced a big deficit courtesy of their starter. It didn't get any better when Austin Brice took over -- in the fifth, he was rocked by a three-run homer by J.D. Davis. Even with Nathan Eovaldi's fine start in the opener, the Red Sox starters have compiled a 7.45 ERA. The good news? It's Eovaldi's turn again Wednesday night. The bad news? He'll be opposed by arguably the best pitcher in the game, Jacob deGrom, who's won the last two NL Cy Young Awards.