Back in Boston!

Last night the Red Sox were glad to be back in Boston as we beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in the comfort of Fenway. Our bats came alive, as Nick Green, Jason Bay, and Dustin Pedroia all hit homeruns. Pedroia crossed home in the first inning, putting us on the board early.

Dustin Pedroia brought the Fenway fans to their feet early when he belted a two-run homer, driving in Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning.

It was especially nice to see Bay hit his shot, as just a few days ago he was out with an injury. Overall, it was a nice, not-too-stressful win. It feels good to be back in the swing of things, and I feel like that game was a decent first step to rebounding nicely from the Yankee series.

The win over Detroit came with an added bonus: a 5-4 win for the Blue Jays over the Yankees. That means that we’re one game closer to first place in the AL East, only 5 1/2 games back right now. Things aren’t so bad in Beantown, Sox fans!

Another good piece of Boston sports news, Tom Brady has told reporters that he’s ready to play on Thursday in the Patriots’ preseason opener vs. the Eagles. Today he said, “I’m ready. I think everybody is ready. We’ve had a good camp. I think guys have really been working hard, trying to do what Coach Belichick has asked.”

Brady: 'I'm ready'

Also of note in baseball last night, Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle and Jason Bartlett came within a single from hitting for it as well.

Although several players have hit for the cycle this year, I found Tulowitzki’s especially awesome because he had accomplished 3/4 of it (all but the triple) by the end of the 4th inning. Usually players get the 4 hits more spread out in the game, because a player doesn’t always hit 3 times in 4 innings.

Jason Bartlett’s effort was a little hearbreaking, because he came within a single of the cycle, which is usually the easiest part of it to accomplish. It’s always annoying to see a player come so close to something special like the cycle, even when you’re not a fan of them.

All I can say is that we’ve been through the storm, and now we have to keep fighting until the end of the season.

 

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5 comments

  1. Jane Heller

    Great post. I could feel your relief at winning last night’s game back in friendly Fenway. The Red Sox hardly ever lose at home, so I bet they’ll go on a nice run. Very interesting how many cycles there have been this season!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. devilabrit

    it always good to get a win after some bad games, the cycle is always cool, we’ve had a couple of guys come close more than once this season, but they always seem to need one more at bat… keep on clawing back at the Yankees, it’s going to be a fun 2 months in the both AL and NL this year..
    ~peter
    Outside the Phillies Looking In
    http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

  3. Fenway Bleacher Creature

    Devilabrit-

    Yeah, the cycle is one of my favorite things to see in baseball, and I know just what you mean.
    I agree, good luck to you guys as well!

    -http://the3rs.mlblogs.com/

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