Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grand Theft Jacoby! Red Sox Smoke Philly, 9-2

AP Photo/Matt Slocum
Jacoby Ellsbury set a new Red Sox record by swiping five bases tonight and Boston moved out to a two-game lead over The Empire, beating Philly, 9-2. Ellsbury was on base five of six times with three singles and—after he was hit by a pitch—seemed on a mission to embarrass Philly on the basepaths. Boston used the long ball (David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes) and timely hitting in general to put this one away pretty early—scoring four times in the first. Jarrod Saltalmacchia had three RBIs on two doubles and Jose Iglesias kept up his .400 pace with two more hits and an RBI. Franklin Morales was more than adequate in his first 2013 start—going five innings and yielding two earned runs. Now, the Sox head to Baghdad On The Hudson for a week-end series with the Bronx Embalmers.