Sunday, August 17, 2014

Papi Gone Wild! Ortiz Powers Sox Over 'Stros

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
David Ortiz had one of those games last night. He cranked out two HRs (including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform) and knocked in six of the team's runs in Boston's 10-7 win over the LastRos (who by the way—unlike The Carmine Hose—are in fourth place in their division). Only Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski could claim 400 HRs with Boston—now they are joined by Big Papi. Said Ortiz, "It's an honor to be mentioned with those legends that were with the Red Sox. When you come to this organization to play, you're not expecting to be mentioned with those guys." The Astros had built 5-1 and 6-3 leads, but Ortiz started the comeback efforts that were also aided by sacrifice flies by Daniel Nava and (Saints preserve us!) Jackie Bradley, Jr. In the eighth inning, Ortiz doubled in two runs to complete the Boston scoring effort. Nava collected three more hits and is quietly putting together another good season (.267)—after a horrific start.