What if I told you that Rick Porcello would be the x-factor in this match up against ‘Mad’ Max Scherzer? Well he was and it was HUGE. Pretty Ricky steps up to the plate down 0-2 with Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian laughing it up, thinking it’s so funny to watch him hold a bat against Max but little did Timmy and Eddie know that Pretty Ricky loves ripping base-clearing doubles off stud pitchers. He also loves making ESPN reporters eat their words.
Nothing got me fired up like shutting those two up.
Final: Red Sox 4, Nationals 3
Winning Pitcher: Porcello (10-3)
Losing Pitcher: Scherzer (10-5)
Save: Kimbrel (25)
Eduardo Nunez kicked things off with a 3-run moonshot off of Tanner Roark in the top of the 2nd. And after that, the Sox’s offense didn’t let up, getting some back up from Xander and JD Martinez who collected his league-leading 26th homer on the season. Even some offensive help from Brian Johnson who got his first MLB hit on the night. The bad news of the evening was Mitch Moreland leaving early in the 3rd inning due to back spasms so expect to see Steven Pearce make more appearances at first base.
Final: Red Sox 11, Nationals 4
Winning Pitcher: Workman (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Roark (3-10)
After getting rocked by the Yankees last start, Eduardo Rodriguez was ready to put that start behind him and he sure did — going 6-innings, striking out six, allowing just three hits and a walk to get his 10th win on the year. Solid series from the Sox. Going into the nation’s capital and sweeping the Nationals was very refreshing to watch.
Red Sox now 59-29 on the season and knock the Nationals under .500 to a disappointing 42-43.
Final: Red Sox 3, Nationals 0
Winning Pitcher: Rodriguez (10-3)
Losing Pitcher: Fedde (1-4)
Save: Kimbrel (26)
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