Sunday, June 12, 2011

Canadian Clubbing

Jon Lester took us of the hook. Had he not hurled an 8-inning, 2-hit gem, it would have been very difficult to choose an FN Player Of The Game on the offensive side. First, four guys hit home runs: Pedroia, Gonzo, Youk and Papi. Ortiz and Youk each knocked in four; Pedey and Gonzo, two each. Youk and Salty had three hits apiece, while Ellsbury and Youk scored three runs. Yikes.

The 14-1 drubbing was the capstone of the second consecutive road series sweep for Boston, and represented their ninth straight win. They still sit atop the AL East by 2 games as they head to the final three road games in Tampa. This is fun.