Sunday, June 03, 2012
A Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse
He went 3-for-4 yesterday, with a home run he hit into the second deck of Rogers Centre to ice the Red Sox 7-4 victory. Punto was just a triple short of the cycle, and was hitting about .130 going into the game.
Go figure baseball.
It was another workman-like performance from Felix Doubront, who went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs. He got out of a bases loaded jam in the third inning, and struck out 7, while walking one.
The Sox scored four in the second and were on their way. Colby Rasmus totally butchered a fly ball hit by Daniel Nava that the official scorer ruled a hit (for whatever reason) that scored the last two runs.
Alfredo Aceves pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th save.
The Sox are now in fourth place, passing Toronto. They are two games out of first (Tampa Bay and Baltimore are tied), and half-game behind the Evil Empire, who lost in Detroit. The Red Sox also have the best record in baseball since April 24, which was 3 days after the meltdown against New York at Fenway.
Daniel Bard will try to help get the Sox a sweep in the weekend series in Toronto this afternoon.