Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sox Log An Inning For The Ages, Cream Twinkies, 17-6

Benintendi Goes Yard
Previous to yesterday, the Red Sox had not scored more than nine runs in a game all year. Today, they tallied ten runs in the ninth inning alone, on the way to a stunning 17-6 win over Minnesota. In the last two games they have scored 28 runs. Talk about an offensive group of guys! Chris Sale was able to snag his third win of the year—despite giving up an uncharacteristic four earned runs in six innings. The lanky lefty did strike out ten batters (his fifth straight game doing at least that). It's hard to summarize the offense, but here goes: Mookie Betts went 3-6 with a solo HR; both Keith Moreland and Sandy León had four RBIs each; other HRs came from León (2 jacks), Dustin Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi (2 RBIs). Oh, and Xander Bogaerts and Chris Young each had two RBIs as well. Yikes! Another key was Craig Kimbrel striking out two batters with the (at the time) tying run on third. The Carmine Hose have a well-deserved day off in Milwaukee on Monday, then play some dumb inter-league games.