Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'New Jack City!', JBJ Slams, Eovaldi Dazzels, Red Sox Win, 8-2, Lead ALCS 2-1

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So much for social media trolling. The Red Sox performed between the lines as opposed to on-line on Tuesday, smacking down the 2017 World Series Champions, 8-2—and taking a two-games-to-one lead in the American League Championship Series. Jackie Bradley, Jr. delivered the decisive blow—a two-out, eighth-inning grand slam on a 1-1 pitch from the Astro "closer". Bradley has now knocked in seven runs in the ALCS and is poised to be a potential series MVP. Nathan Eovaldi quieted the trolls in the opposing clubhouse with six brilliant innings—giving up just two runs on six hits. Boston took the early 2-0 lead in the first on three straight hits—and RBIs by J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts. After the Astros tied it 2-2, Steve Pearce put Boston ahead to stay with a solo HR in the sixth inning—staying just fair down the left-field line. The benighted Red Sox bullpen continued its impressive postseason run—delivering three shutout innings on no hits. This was a huge win for Boston—guaranteeing a return to Fenway Park (unless, of course, they wrap things up in The Lone Star State). Game Four is Wednesday night with Rick Porcello taking the hill for The Carmine Hose.