SEVENTEEN runs. Oh lawdy. Save some for the rest of the series, Sox, you’re probably gonna need ’em!
- I’m not gonna lie, it felt really good to see the Red Sox flatten the Rangers for once. But take it all in while you can, because it probably won’t happen again. (Red Sox score season best in 17-5 win over Rangers)
- Yes, Stephen Drew isn’t hitting like an All-Star right now. But that doesn’t mean he shies away from competition, or anything of the sort. He wants to play, and play well. (Stephen Drew not short on competitive juices)
- He was a great acquisition for the Red Sox, but with the way Mike Napoli approaches hitting, we’re going to go up and down all season long. Prepare to be bipolar. (Mike Napoli: 3 weeks and True Outcomes)
- While I’m not ecstatic at the fact that he actually walked the free-swinging Delmon Young, John Lackey has been actually fantastic this year in limiting the free passes. (Occasional base on balls no big deal now for Lackey)
- He’s the last player remaining from the fabled 2004 season, and David Ortiz has since been the heart and soul of this Red Sox team, clichés notwithstanding. (An Enduring Relationship Between Icon and City)
- Well, Jacoby Ellsbury looks to avoid the disabled list, which is good, since we don’t want half a team on there like the last two seasons. (Farrell: Everything points to Ellsbury avoiding DL)
- Once again, steroids rears its ugly head, and this time, it seems like no one will come out of this unscathed. (Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun among players MLB seeks to suspend for Biogensis connection)
David Murphy pitching for the Rangers.
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) June 5, 2013