Red Sox

Final: New York Mets 8, Red Sox 3

The Red Sox' losing streak hit four as the Sox were swept by the New York Mets in a two-game set, losing 8-3.

The loss marked the fourth straight game in which the Red Sox allowed the opponent to score at least seven runs.

Once more, the visitors took an early, multi-run lead, scoring three off starter Matt Hall in the top of the second. They added two more in the fifth and another three in the eighth.

After loading the bases with no out in the third, the Sox got a run on a strange double play, then got a run-scoring double from Kevin Pillar in the sixth.

WHO: Red Sox (1-3) vs. New York Mets (2-2)
WHEN: 7:35 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SERIES TO DATE: Mets 1-0
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Matt Hall vs. LHP Daniel Peterson
TV/RADIO
: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM

LINEUPS

RED SOX

Peraza 2B
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Bogaerts SS
Pillar RF
Chavis 1B
Bradley CF
Plawecki C
Benintendi LF

METS

Rosario SS
Alonso 1b
McNeil #b
Davis LF
Conforto RF
Cespedes DH
Cano 2B
Ramos 2B
Nimmo CF

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

10:09 Closer Brandon Worker, who hasn't had, you know, any leads to protect, making his 2020 debut.

10:00 Ryan Brasier is rocked for three hits and three runs, and just like that, it's time to update the stat: four straight games in which the opposition has scored seven or more runs.

9:54 That's now four straight games in which the Red Sox have allowed six or more runs.

9:39 Brewer's had a nice outing -- 2.2 innings, one hit allowed, with one hit batsman and four strikeouts. In 58 appearances last year, only twice did Brewer go longer than two innings.

9:21 Third double to left in as many games for Devers, who suddenly looks like he might be finding his stroke.

9:15 Brewer does well to get out of a second-and-third no out jam. He got some help on a nice play by Chavis at first, then completely fooled Rosario with a few breaking pitches in the dirt, then got Pete Alonso to fly out to left.

9:07 Plawecki has two hits (thought the second was a gift from the official scorer), but hasn't had a great night. Big baserunning blunder in the crazy third, and an error there when he couldn't field a bunt by Robinson Cano.

8:52 Two-run homer by J.D. Davis off the Pesky Pole...about 302 feet from the plate. And that's how it goig for the Red Sox pitching staff. Brice out, Colten Brewer on. Four homers by the Mets in 14 innings -- five, if you count the one by Davis that was called foul and was actually fair on Monday night.

8:24  Atrocious baserunning by Kevin Plawecki, who improbably hung near the second-base bag on a ball hit almost to the triangle, one that wasn't going to be caught. That forced Benintendi to hold up and limited Peraza to a single. Based loaded. Just stunning that that ball didn't score a run.

8:22 First-and-second, no outs for the Red Sox. They had two of these chances Monday night and couldn't do anything with then, going just 1-for-8 with RISP.

8:11   Two-out walk by Hall ends his night. Austin Brice on.

8:04 Michael Conforto leans way into the seats in right to catch a twisting foul ball off the bat of Michael Chavis. That's a play that almost certainly doesn't get made if there are fans in the ballpark. Kevin Pillar, alertly,moves up from first to second on the play.

7:58 With the bases loaded, Amed Rosario drops a bloop single just past Peraza into shallow right, scoring two runs. And for the fourth straight game, the Sox are trailing by multiple runs in the first two innings.

7:36 Jose Peraza, back in the leadoff spot, bangs a ball off the Wall, but is out by about 15 feet trying to stretch to a double. Over-aggressive baserunning on his part.