Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sox Offense Unloads Again—This Time On A's, 13-5

(AP Photo)
David Ortiz sat last night—but the bats didn't. The Red Sox put on their second straight offensive display, crushing the hapless Athletics, 13-5. Three more HRs rocketed out of Fenway—a first-inning lead-off blast by Mookie Betts; a two-run shot by Hanley Ramirez; a sweet 'oppo' three-run smash by Travis Shaw. All in all, The Carmine Hose belted out 16 hits—even Chris Young went 3-4 with an RBI. Shaw ended up with five RBIs, while scoring two. Jackie Bradley, Jr. also extended his hitting streak to 16 games. The pitching of Sean O'Sullivan was decent—although he began running our gas in the sixth inning. As good as this win was, we have to also focus on the fact that Red Sox pitching gave up 15 hits. That's probably not sustainable for the long haul.