Friday, August 3, 2018

Red Sox "Pearce" The Empire's Veil, Annihilate The Bronx Embalmers, 15-7

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Where do you start with this one? It's got to be Steve Pearce, who launched three home runs and drove in six in the eventual 15-7 wipeout of The Evil Ones. Then, there's the ridiculous night had by one Mookie Betts: 4-4, 2 walks, RBI, 3 runs scored. Betts now sports a .431 on-base-percentage for the season. Then, there's the athletic "deke" by Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the resultant mad dash home to score on a come-backer to the mound. Oh, did we mention that emergency starter Brian Johnson struck out eleven Pinstriped Posers in just five innings of work to gain his second win of the year? And, we haven't even mentioned Andrew Benintendi's 3-6 effort—knocking in three runs and scoring two. How about the newest Carmine Hoser, Ian Kinsler—who also went 3-6 and knocked in two, while making two spectacular defensive plays? Geez, almost forgot about J.D. Martinez—who went 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. The Red Sox came back from a 4-0 deficit early—and scored eight times in a marathon fourth-inning to put this baby to bed. The win stretched Boston's lead in the American League East to 6.5 games. This one was fun to watch.