Boston Red Sox Claw The Chicago Cubbies 15-5 For Their 7th Win In A Row
My initial euphoric reaction as I watched the Boston Red Sox hits keep coming and coming last night at Fenway Park was a happy sight. I was screaming and yelling YES every time they scored. Believe me, that's a lot of screaming and yelling but a good time was guaranteed for all who were here.The Red Sox have won seven straight and will turn to their numbers four and five starters for the last two games of this series today and tomorrow. I hope they have some runs left in their ammo belts. Here's one of the Boston hitting stars, Adrian Gonzalez...
“I always have faith in my team. Look at our roster and the talent we have. I believe this is one of the best teams in the league. You can never lose your cool. You’ll never see me do that.’’
Adrian has reason to have faith in his team. They are 22-10 since April 16, the best record in baseball. They have won seven straight, 10 of 12 and 13 of their last 18 games. Tonight's 15-5 smackdown of the Cubs featured the most runs, hits (19) and doubles (six) of the season. Adrian Gonzalez had four more hits and four RBIs. He has driven in 41 runs in 44 games, a pace that would give him a ridiculous 151 on the season. He's amazing. Jon Lester wasn't his untouchable self, though. He was only able to go six innings and he gave up five runs on 12 (!!) hits, walking two and whiffing five. Atchison threw three innings of goose eggs to end it. Usually, he's very impressive and last night was no exception. Tonight, it'll be Aceves versus Zambrano as the Sox try for their eighth victory in a row. Right now they're 1/2 game in front of the Yankees and 1/2 game behind the Rays, firmly in second place. What a quick turnaround!
You can click on this post's title for more print and video about last night's lopsided shellacking. Give it a try if you like resounding base hits. Have a great Saturday and a terrific weekend as we come to the last week or so of May. Already! As always, BE WELL. GO SOX!