Friday, August 1, 2014

Ranaudo Was 'Born To Prevent Runs'; Wins, 4-3

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
He grew up in Springsteen country as a Yankee fan. Tonight, Anthony Ranaudo beat The Bronx Embalmers for his first major league victory. The 4-3 Red Sox win featured the kid firing six solid innings, giving up just two earned runs on four hits. The offense was sparked by Dustin Pedroia, who went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. David Ortiz and David Ross also had RBIs. Brock 'Babe' Holt tripled. At a key moment, Mookie Betts (playing center field) robbed former Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury with a spectacular diving catch. Talk about your hardball karma.