The Red Sox opening weekend was certainly not what fans were looking to happen on the new 2021 season re-set following a very disappointing season last year.  An indication it might not be a smooth entry onto the new season was the forced postponement of the opening day game scheduled for last Thursday.  Because of weather conditions the game and all the opening season fanfare were put off until Friday.

Someone should have told the Sox offence it needed to show up Friday afternoon instead for the game against the lowly Baltimore Orioles.  The Sox bats did not show up as fans in the stands for the first time in over a year had very little…actually nothing to cheer about in the 3 to 0 loss.  The Red Sox only had two hits in the opener.

The Sox were able to put a couple of runs on the board in the second game of the season on Saturday and second of the series against the Orioles.  The two runs were not enough as the birds countered with four runs of their own.  The series against Baltimore wrapped up yesterday with the most disappointing game of the young season.  The Sox were embarrassed by the Orioles in a 11 to 3 loss at Fenway.

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The Red Sox will try to put opening weekend behind them tonight as they open up a 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston.  The Ray’s are off to a 2-1 start after opening their season in the Bronx against the Yankees.  The Sox send Nick Pivetta to the mound to go against Michael Wacha of the Rays. The Red Sox pitched up the young pitcher Pivetta from the Phillies.  He looked good against the Rays in pre-season striking out 8 while allowing 2 earned runs.

Tonight’s game can be heard in the Berkshires on New Country 94.7 WNAW in North Adams…AM 1420 WBEC in Pittsfield and WSBS FM 94.1 in Great Barrington beginning with the pre-game show at 6:10 pm... the first pitch will be at 7:10.

The schedule for the first two weeks of the 2021 season is below…

04/05 (MON) - RED SOX VS. RAYS – 6:10 PM

04/06 (TUE) - RED SOX VS. RAYS – 6:10 PM 

04/07 (WED) - RED SOX VS. RAYS – 12:10 PM 

04/08 (THU) - RED SOX AT ORIOLES – 2:05 PM

04/10 (SAT) - RED SOX AT ORIOLES – 6:05 PM

04/11 (SUN) - RED SOX AT ORIOLES – 12:05 PM

04/12 (MON) - RED SOX AT TWINS – 1:10 PM

04/13 (TUE) - RED SOX AT TWINS – 1:10 PM

04/14 (WED) - RED SOX AT TWINS – 1:10 PM

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