Remarkable as it is, the players in the home dugout were nearly the same as those who sat on those benches previous year.
Boston on the other hand has a very solid squad with not as much flash in the lineup, but elite talent nonetheless.
Severino posted a 3.33 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in four starts against the Red Sox last season. Xander Bogaerts is hurt. Porcello has been strong in his first two starts of the year while Gray has struggled against the Red Sox in his career. His teammates played sloppy defense, with two registered errors, and on the mound they issued a remarkable seven free passes.
Boston pitching ace Chris Sale said that Betts continues to do unbelievable things.
Severino had nothing working.
The 1-2-3 hitters for Boston - Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Ramirez ended the game on Tuesday 8-for-9, four base on balls, eight runs and nine runs batted in.
Granderson broke a 1-1 tie by lifting a 1-2 fastball from Darren O'Day (0-1) over the scoreboard in right field.
The Red Sox provided Sale with an early 4-0 cushion and he was never in trouble.
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, right, celebrates with Christian Vazquez (7) and Brock Holt, left, after Betts' grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. "We've had two big innings - one Sunday and one today".
It may or may not be a coincidence, but Morgan and Cora have the best two records to begin their managerial careers in Red Sox history. The lefty only gave up a run on eight hits, eight strikeouts and no walks in six innings.
Padres 5, Rockies 2: Hunter Renfroe broke a tie with a three-run, two-out homer in the seventh, and rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi didn't allow an earned run over six-plus innings to earn his first major league win as visiting San Diego defeated Colorado.
NY went into the middle game of this series losers of four of their last five after they were demolished by Boston. NY had 10 hits but mustered only one run as they went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Last night they were almost flawless, combining to go 8-for-9 with eight runs, nine RBIs, four walks and a sacrifice fly.
In addition to those factors, Sale said after Tuesday's game that Cora's "calm, no panic" demeanor has also played a role in Boston's early-season success.