Saturday, March 19, 2016

Long Ball And Joe Kelly Pace Red Sox Over Cards, 3-1

Home runs by Mookie Betts (his 4th of the Spring) and Pablo Sandoval, powered the Red Sox to a 3-1 rain-shortened Grapefruit League win over the Cardinals. Starter Joe Kelly delivered another quality outing—going 4 2/3 innings, striking out five, and giving up just one run (on a wind-blown Mini-Monster HR). Kelly may be setting himself up as the team's second most effective starter—and will likely move up a rung or two on the rotation ladder. In three starts this Spring, Kelly is 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA. The Carmine Hose "improved" their Spring record to a dismal 7-12.