Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rick's 'Cafe Canadien'; Sox Top Toronto, 4-1

(AP Photo)
We're shocked, shocked that the Red Sox finally got a stellar starting pitching performance! OK, enough with the Casablanca references. Rick Porcello turned in a gem at Fenway tonight—going seven solid innings, giving up just one earned run on two hits—walking two and striking out six. Porcello used his full arsenal of pitches tonight—his trademark sinker along with a nasty slider, a curveball and a four-seam fastball in the 4-1 win. He kept the Jays hitters off-balance all game long. Hanley Ramirez launched his MLB-leading 10th HR (a two-run shot) and both Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz had two hits each. Boston moves within a game of first with the victory, has a day off Thursday and then 'welcomes' The Evil Empire to Fenway on Friday.