Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sox Sock Evil Ones Out Of Bronx, Take Game One, 5-4

(AP Photo)
The Red Sox had only six hits last night at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street—but three of them were home runs. Mitch Moreland (2-run blast), Andrew Benintendi (solo) and Hanley Ramirez (solo) accounted for four of the five runs needed to smite The Pinstriped Posers 5-4. While Drew Pomeranz delivered another solid start—he lasted just five innings due to an excessive pitch count. The bullpen—once again—came through big time, particularly Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel (who struck out five in 1.1 innings for his 17th save). This was a very sweet win—with a lasting memory of Kelly blasting 104 MPH fastballs past Aaron Judge, only to strike him out on an off-speed pitch. Nice. A win tonight puts The Carmine Hose into a first place tie.