BOSTON BOMBS BIRDS...Red Sox 14 Orioles 2
It was a Boston Red Sox slugfest Tuesday evening at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts as the Red Sox overwhelmed the Baltimore Birds by a score of 14-2. And it was the numbers three and four Red Sox hitters that did most of the damage. Big Papi David Ortiz went 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs and the cleanup hitter (Youk out with back spasms) Dustin "Pedey" Pedroia had another monster night, going 3 for 5 with 5 huge RBIs. Together, they make quite a tandem. Who misses Manny now? Pedroia raised his league leading batting average to .330 after hitting .374 in the month of August. If he's not the AL Player of the Month, I'd be mighty surprised. The club is happy and they're winning. They've won 10 of their last 14 games, and everyone is marveling at the baseball prowess of the pint-sized second baseman called Pedey. Here's what his manager had to say, with Pedey's reply and a comment from new teammate Mark Kotsay...
“It was a quick move tonight (to put Pedey in the 4 spot),” Francona said. “We put Petey in the four-hole and he just continues to get hits.”
“I just come to the park and do the same thing I’ve done all year,” Pedey said.
“I told him I’m going to paint an ‘S’ on his chest,” recently acquired outfielder Mark Kotsay said of Pedroia.
Peter here, and Kotsay meant SUPERMAN when he said he was going to paint an "S" on his chest. And he's not the only one who has said that this season. Jon Lester had a slow start, but with a 10-1 cushion after 4 innings, he was just fine, not at his best but good enough. He was only able to go 5, though, giving up 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 5 but walking 4. The bullpen took over from there, making Boston's 81st win official.
That's it for right now. Daisuke goes for win number 17 today, and we have to hope that the run support he's benefited from so far this year will continue. He will face replacement starter Lance Cormier. It's day baseball at 1:35pm EDT. You can click on this post's title for more on last night's win and the latest on everything Red Sox. Oh, here's a little puzzle type of question for you. Anyone want to hazard a guess? I'll have the answer up in my morning post, if not before. AS ALWAYS, BE WELL. Here you go...
What do these six words have in common?
Peter here, and if you get this one, I'll say WOW! It baffled me. I'd love to see some guesses in the comment section. P.S. There's only ONE correct answer. Thanks for stopping in. I always count on you. I really do!