Boston Red Sox Obliterate The Toronto Blue Jays And Complete The Series Sweep On The Road Behind Excellent Pitching And Offense
The Boston Red Sox are getting hot.
On Sunday Boston smoked the Toronto Blue Jays to the final tally of 15-1.
Drew Pomeranz was on the hill and he went 6 innings giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 batter walked. It was another solid outing for Pomeranz.
Since getting pulled by John Farrell in Oakland Pomeranz has had 8 games started. In that time he has thrown 46 innings, striking out 47, walking 11, and possess an impressive 2.54 ERA.
Behind Pomeranz was Fernando Abad who pitched 3 scoreless innings protecting Farrell from using any more of his bullpen.
When scoring 15 runs the main focus should be on the offense, but in this case, there is one player that should be talked about. That player is right fielder Mookie Betts.
Betts went 4-for-6 with one two-run home run and one three-run home run and finished the game with 8 RBIs.
8 RBIs is historic level, check out the last 8 RBI games the Red Sox have had:
Bill Mueller 2003-07-29
Nomar Garciaparra 2002-07-23
Nomar Garciaparra 1999-05-10
Betts wasn’t the only player in the Red Sox lineup feeling it though. Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs of his own including a home run. Ramirez faced a lefty and since being told of his struggles against them he has been on fire.
In 5 at-bats against lefties since hearing of his struggles he has 4 hits, 2RBIs, and 3 extra base hits.
With the win on Sunday, the Red Sox complete the sweep having outscored the Jays, 29-6. Boston has won 6 of its last 7 games.
Since May 11th the Boston Red Sox have turned on the jets and are pulling away from the rest of the American League East.
BOS (30-19, 612)
TBR (26-22, .542) – 3.5 GB
TOR (24-23, .511) – 5 GB
NYY (22-26, .458) – 7.5 GB
BAL (18-30, .375) – 11.5 GB
Next up for the Boston Red Sox is a series with the Texas Rangers starting on Monday in Texas.