Friday, March 23, 2018

Red Sox Stop 'Un-Stoppable' Evil Empire, Win, 5-0

As Spring Training winds down, games become a little more indicative of how things may go in the regular season. If that's the case, Boston's 5-0 shutout of The Evil Empire today is nothing but good news. Likely fourth starter (at least at the beginning of the season) Brian Johnson was stellar—going 4.2 innings, giving up just two hits and no runs while striking out five Pinstriped Posers. Speaking of the Posers, they notched nine strikeouts—including Aaron Judge who whiffed twice, and Gary Sanchez who fanned once. The Red Sox offense was keyed by the long-ball—as Ivan De Jesus, Jr. (3-4, 2 RBIs) and Sam Travis both went yard. For Travis it was his sixth round-tripper of the Spring—sparking cries of "Where will we play Sammy?". And, Justin Haley turned in another solid bullpen outing—going 4.0 innings of two-hit, no-run ball while K'ing four Bronx Embalmers. Haley's Spring ERA is now 2.12. All in all, a pleasant, nationally-televised win.