Sunday, June 12, 2011

Boston Red Sox Win Their Eighth In A Row With A 16-4 Stomping Of The Blue Jays

Marco Scutaro had four hits and Dustin Pedroia three in the 16-4 Boston Red Sox attack over their foe in this one. In all, they collected 18 hits. Scutaro alone had four of those. He said this after the game...

“It’s fun right now. We have to continue to hit in the cage and do everything we need to. Some guys started slow, but we are having good at-bats one through nine — long at-bats. We try to get the starting pitcher out of the game early.”

Alex Gonzalez had this to say after game's end...

"We're trained to do those kinds of things. It’s taxing because you don’t get a lot of sleep. But when it comes to game time, the adrenaline kicks in.’’

Marco Scutaro, who went 4-for-6 and scored three runs, easily his best day at the plate this season for the shortstop, continued his post-game comments...

“My timing’s been better In the beginning, I just lost it. I just lost my timing, and that’s pretty much the difference. Before I got hurt (and went on the disabled list with an oblique strain), I was feeling a little better at the plate. But you know how hitting is, man. It’s tough. Sometimes you just lose the feeling, and it takes a while to get it back.”

Mario, that's true in a lot of things in life. John Lackey, in his second comeback start, was good enough and the bullpen guys (Wheeler, Hottovy and Bowden) gave up only goose eggs the rest of the way. They were under no pressure because the Boston run tally continued to grow at a terrific rate. Horrifying if you're a Toronto player or fan.

And so, eight wins in a row has given the Boston Red Sox the best record in the American League and the second best in all of major league baseball. Only the Phillies have a better record. Philly and Boston were declared the two best teams before this season began and it looks even more so right now in mid-June.

Today's game in Toronto, the series final and another chance for a Red Sox sweep, will feature eight game winner Jon Lester versus Drabeck. First pitch will be 1:07pm EDT. Can you say nine team victories in a row? How about nine wins for Mr. Lester. I'll say it twice. Nine, nine.

Please click on this post's title for all the highlights (and more) from yesterday's game and as always, BE WELL. I'll be watching Jon try to pitch his team to win number nine in a row and to garner his ninth victory himself. GO SOX.

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