Sunday, June 03, 2012

A Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

The title of this post was in an email sent to me by my friend Adam yesterday. And it was in regard to the day Nick Punto had in Toronto on Saturday.

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.

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