Godley can't carry over: Zack Godley earned the start with four strong innings of work against the Mets earlier this week, but Saturday, he wasn't nearly as effective. He hung a curveball to Aaron Judge in the first who drilled a pitch deep into the empty bleachers. In the second, Gio Urshela jumped on a first-pitch changeup for a grand slam and that was that. "These guys came into this game prepared to hit off-speed and we didn't make that adjustment early enough to go to the fastball and they took advantage,'' said Godley. "For me, execution tonight was where I wanted it to be. I threw pretty much all of my pitches right where I wanted them to go. It's just pitch selection was what came back to get me. These guys were sitting soft and that's what I threw them.'' Godley couldn't get out of the fourth inning and the Red Sox have now had just one game -- the first of the season -- in which the starter pitched six innings.
Offense flops again: What little spark the Red Sox showed came in the third