Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Sunday, June 12, 2011

No Prisoners Taken. Again.

Another day, another slaughter north of the border.

So, how do you top winning by 12 runs on Saturday? Win by 13 on Sunday.

The Red Sox continue to be the hottest team in MLB right now, winning their 9th straight game, 14-1 against the helpless Toronto Blue Jays.

It was as perfect a game as could be played.

Like I did yesterday, here's how much of a rout this was:
-Four bombs (Pedroia, Ortiz, Gonzalez and Youkilis, and none of them were cheapies)
-Five of the nine starters scored two runs
-Every regular scored a run except Drew (who went 0-for-5 and 4 Ks) and Saltalamacchia
-Six starters had at least two hits, and the first five batters in the order batted six times
-Jon Lester pitched eight innings and allowed just a home run to Jose Bautista and a scratch single. He's now the first 9-game winner in the AL.

The third straight Sox sweep was a 35-6 composite score. It was also the second time this season the Sox had back-to-back games where they scored at least 14 runs, and did it last month against the Indians and Tigers.

They can't win by 14 runs tomorrow, only because the Red Sox have an off day on Monday, and face the Rays in St. Pete on Tuesday night on what will be Carl Crawford's return to Tampa. The Sox AL East lead, now the largest in MLB, is still at two games, and they trail the Phillies still by 1/2 game for the best record in all of baseball.

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