Boston Does It Again...14-1 Winners Over Detroit And A Share Of First Place
The Boston Red Sox bats boomed again on Thursday to forge a 14-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Boston is flying high and now they own a share of first place with the Yankees. Carl Crawford had another four hit game and it looks like he's found a new gear. Big Papi David Ortiz collected two hits and he spoke of it after the abbreviated game...
“Just going up there feeling a little bit more comfortable at the plate, trying to get my pitch to hit, and not missing it when I do get a chance. It feels real good just to be able to hit the ball and be yourself. I haven’t felt that way in a long time. To have that feeling back felt great.’’
When he feels this good opposing pitchers quiver in their cleats, and with good reason. What the Red Sox have done in the past 11 games or so proves their line up is ready to start bashing the baseball at will. Come one, come all! Aceves started the game and went six innings, giving up five hits and one lonely run. Francona pulled him after six because the rain had started and there was no way Boston was going to lose this game. Matt Albers had a clean final frame and the umpires put a halt to it all. So again, it's good defense, great pitching and phenomenal hitting that have carried the Sox all the way to the top.
Today it's back to night baseball with Wakefield ready to go against the always tough Justin Verlander.He scares the crap out of me with his awesome velocity and control. Hey, we beat him last time so we can do it again. Game time is shortly after 7pm EDT. Enjoy. And if you like Boston base hits, click on this post's title for all the highlights you'd ever want. Have fun and as always, BE WELL.