Game time: 7:07 p.m.
METS (3-3): 1. Rosario SS, 2.
Boston Red Sox vs. Pillar is the sixth player with at least one hit and one run in each of his first four games as a member of the Red Sox (last: Todd Walker in 2003).
Boston is scheduled to close out the series with erratic left-hander Martin Perez. Perez gave up six hits, five runs (four earned), and struck out two in five innings of work. Game one saw the Mets win 7-4 and then NY left Boston with an 8-3 win in game two.
Martin Perez made his Red Sox debut last Saturday and found himself down 5-0 before he could even blink.
Steven Matz started the Mets second game of the season and pitched a six-inning gem against the Atlanta Bravesv. After scoring just five combined runs through their first three games, NY has responded with 20 runs over their last three contests.
On Wednesday, the Red Sox rallied for three runs in the top of the eighth, edging the Mets 6-5 to open the two-game series.
NY is expected to send lefty Stephen Matz to the hill at Citi Field for the series finale against the Red Sox on Thursday.
The 29-year-old lefty struggled down the stretch of the season last year, posting a 5.06 ERA over his final five starts. Boston pitchers struck out 10.1 hitters per game a year ago with a staff ERA of 4.70. He was particularly dominant at home too, going 8-2 with a 2.31 ERA at Citi Field compared to 2-8 with a 6.62 ERA away from Citi Field. Matz is facing the Red Sox for the first time in his career.
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