Red Sox score season high 17 runs
It did not take long for the Redsox to jump out to a lead Tuesday night against the Ranger’s, as the Red Sox found themselves up 8-0 after just two innings. The Red Sox offense proved to be too much for rookie starting pitcher Justin Grimm, Grimm allowed 8 earned runs in just 1.2 innings of work, from there it did not get any better for the Rangers, as they continued to fall further and further back in the scoring column.
According to ESPN.com, the Red Sox set season high’s in hits with 19 and runs with 17.
With such an offensive explosion, there were many Red Sox players that could be thanked. Some of the most notable takeaways from the game were Red Sox rookie centerfield Jackie Bradley hitting his first career major leauge home run, Bradley finished with 3 RBI’S. Shortstop Jose Iglesias upped his batting average to .431, finishing 2-5. Utility man and fan favorite Daniel Nava finished with three hits. David Ortiz also continued to swing a hot bat as he finished with three hits.
Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster lowered his ERA and did a great job of quieting the powerful Ranger’s bats. He pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on just five hits with six strikeouts.
Ranger’s manager Ron Washington said ” We left to many balls in the middle of the plate” referring to the failure of his pitchers locating their pitches. For Boston fans, they have to be happy with the production they saw from not just key players such as Ortiz and Pedroia but also role players, including the likes of Daniel Nava, Jose Iglesias and Jackie Bradley Jr.
The Red Sox will play the Rangers again Wednesday night when John Lackey squares off against Alexi Ogando, Ogando has been on the DL since May 15th and this will be his first start back with the Ranger’s.