Sunday, April 15, 2012
Just on the heels of a tough opening series against the Tigers, the Red Sox really turned it around this week and put together a really solid week. They lost a series in Toronto 1-2 before coming home to Fenway and rattling off three victories in the first three games of this four game series. For the second consecutive week, David Ortiz has been on fire and he continued with a fantastic week-- he went .458/1/8 and is now an excellent .444/1/10 on the season. The Pitcher of the Week will be Josh Beckett, who turned in an excellent performance against the Rays on Friday-- he allowed just a run in eight innings in the win. He is now 1-1/5.68/4 on the season. The Performance of the Week was delivered by David Ortiz in yesterday's ballgame-- he went 4-5 with a game-tying two-run homer and a three-run double to help the Sox in a 13-5 win. Finally, the Game of the Week was Monday's game against the Blue Jays. Jays starter Henderson Alvarez had held the Sox taut for six innings and the Sox entered the ninth in a 2-1 deficit. However, they scored three times off Jays closer Sergio Santos and picked up their first win of the season in comeback fashion. Tomorrow, the Sox will round out the Rays series with an 11:05 game on Patriots Day. After that, they will stay in Fenway to face the Rangers before heading to the Bronx to take on the Yankees.