Friday, April 24, 2015

Brock Star Saves The Day; Red Sox Beat O's, 7-5

(AP Photo)
Brock Holt has played in just 10 of Boston's 17 games. And yet, he is the odds-on favorite to win FenwayNation's April Player Of The Month. "BrockStar" is hitting .424 on the month—with a HR and eight RBIs. Tonight, he clouted an eye-high fastball over the wall in RF for a three-run HR—putting Boston up 7-4 at the time. Moreover, after switching from SS to LF in the 9th, he held two runners to singles—and, more importantly, out of scoring position. Earlier David Ortiz also had a three-run HR, followed by a Hanley Ramirez solo shot. All Boston's runs came with two outs—and all came on HRs. Rick Porcello struck out the first five batters of the game, but had nothing left in the seventh (walk, single)—eventually resulting in a 4-4 tie. The Red Sox now have ten wins on the year, and stay tied for first in the AL East.