The Red Sox have been playing some of their best baseball of the year so far and there is no better time for them to heat up than right after the All-Star Break. With their win yesterday they move into sole position of first place in the AL East. The Sox have won 8 of their last 9 games and 10 of their last 12, improving to a season-high 14 games over .500.
On Tuesday night Porcello lead the Sox to a 4-0 win over the Giants improving his season record to 12-2. David Ortiz hit a massive 442-foot home run bringing in 3 runs on one swing of the bat.
But it was last night’s game that got the fans talking as the bats were on fire for the sox as they put up 11 runs in an 11-7 win.
Matt Barnes had himself his finest outing of the season as he was put into the game with the bases loaded and zero out. But Barnes got himself out of it sending Fenway into a frenzy. “It’s not easy, but it’s kind of fun,” Barnes said about the situation he was put into.
But it was Hanley Ramirez who put up the big numbers. As he had a career night going 3-for-4 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI’s. He has now become the 7th Red Sox player to hit 3+ home runs and 6+ RBI’s in a game at Fenway Park.
But it wasn’t just Ramirez who put numbers up as Travis Shaw would join him by hitting a solo home run. This is the one problem with the Red Sox team they are so inconsistent when it comes to hitting. They can light it up one night but the next night they can barley squeak out a hit. If they can find some consistency in the lineup going forward nobody will be able to stop them.
The Minnesota Twins come to town tonight to take on the Sox in game one of four. It will be Steven Wright (11-5) Vs. Tyler Duffey (5-6).