We had company over, and my wife made an awesome dinner (organic chicken Tacos). I bet a lot of money on this game, so it was a perfect Kentucky Derby afternoon to put on the struggling Red Sox off a Joe Mauer walk-off loss on Friday night on our TV and take the game in. They were going to respond with a win, and they did. From Joy of Sox:
The Second Inning:
Tepesch pitching. Hanley Ramirez grounded out to third. Mitch Moreland flied out to center. Chris Young homered to left-center. (1-0) Sandy Leon singled to center. Josh Rutledge grounded into a fielder’s choice to catcher, Leon safe at second on error by shortstop. Mookie Betts walked, Leon to third, Rutledge to second. Dustin Pedroia doubled to left center, Leon, Rutledge, and Betts scored. (4-0) Xander Bogaerts singled to right, Pedroia to third. Andrew Benintendi doubled to left, Pedroia and Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third on throw. (6-0) Rucinski relieved Tepesch. Ramirez singled to right, Benintendi scored. (7-0) Moreland doubled to left, Ramirez scored. (8-0) Young struck out swinging.
And the game was over there. It’s hard to believe Mookie Betts went 0-5 on a day when they scored 11 runs. Chris Young homered twice. Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, and Sandy Leon all had three hits.
Rick Porcello went seven strong. He got the Red Sox the win and me the win.
Today brings about Chris Sale against Ervin Santana. This should be a nice pitching matchup.