Boston Tee-Off Party
What a beatdown this has been. Just one of those days where everybody is finding the barrel with the bats.
Weren’t we just talking about the slumping offense? After scoring four in the eighth last night to overturn that 5-2 deficit, the Red Sox just mauled the Twins today.
It was a top to bottom bashing. Every member of the starting nine had at least one hit. Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits. Youk had three runs, three hits and four ribbies. Manny Ramirez scored twice, had three hits and three ribbies. Mike Lowell had two runs, two hits and two RBIs. Sean Casey comes off the bench and belts three hits. On and on it went. Jason Varitek was 6 for his last 63 coming into the day and had a pair of knocks today. Kevin Cash comes off the bench in the late innings and swats a solo shot.
Granted, this was not a day where you’d expect a crisp pitcher’s duel, as it was about 160 degrees at game time and it hasn’t cooled off yet.
As for Beckett, he was pitching through a stomach flu today, which explains his rocky outing.