Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Red Sox Party Like It's 2013; Beat Red Legs, 3-2

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Yoenis Cespedes apparently doesn't like brush-back pitches. When 300-pound Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton sailed a near-100 MPH fastball at the head of the Red Sox OF, he took the best revenge possible. Cespedes launched the next fastball 433-feet over the center field fence—giving Boston a lead that would end up in a 3-2 win. Said Cespedes, '"A lot of times when pitchers throw high and tight, they think the batter backs off and gets flustered. That's not how I am. I get more focused." After a shaky first, Joe Kelly went six innings giving up just two earned runs. Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 with the other Sox RBI. Boston has now won three of their last four and wrap up the road trip today with an afternoon get-away.