Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Mookie-Pa-Looza" Powers Red Sox Past Kansas City, 5-4, Head Out To Road

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How good is Markus Lynn Betts? Well, today, he passed some guy named Ted Williams with the most three-home-run games in Red Sox history (four). Oh, and—at 25 years-of-age—he is now the youngest player in MLB history to have four three-home-run games. Did we mention that he also now leads the major leagues with 11 home-runs? Other than that, he's a pretty good bowler. Boston again fell behind 3-0 in this ballgame, until Mookie (solo shot) and J.D. Martinez (two-run HR) both went "yard" in the fourth to tie it. In the fifth inning, Mookie "dialed 8" again. In the seventh, he put the icing on the cake with another HR—leading to the eventual 5-4 win. It was a true spectacle at a Summer-like Fenway Park (temperature in the mid-80s). Drew Pomeranz again faltered early, coughing up three runs in the first two innings. But the lefty persevered to deliver six full innings with just those three tallies. The bullpen delivered three innings, giving up one run (Matt Barnes). Craig Kimbrel redeemed himself for yesterday's blown save by striking out the side in the ninth. A solid game and series win before heading out for another long road-trip (including three games at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street).