Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Porcello Shines In 3-0 Sox Wins Over Sale And Pale Hose

(AP Photo)
Rick Porcello came off the DL and pitched like he was worth $82.5 million. The right-hander hurled seven brilliant innings—giving up just five hits, striking out five and walking none in a 3-0 win. Porcello had been out with a right triceps strain since July 29th. Boston's offense was paced—once again—by Travis Shaw, who clobbered a two-run HR (his seventh of the year in just 30 games). If the first-baseman played a full 162 games, he would be on pace for 38 HRs. Xander Bogaerts had two more hits, and Josh Rutledge hit a sacrifice fly to plate the third run. The win is all the more impressive given the fact that The Carmine Hose beat one of the best young lefties in baseball in Chris Sale.