#RedSox Game Summary (May 2) A Great Awakening

#RedSox Game Summary (May 2) A great awakening. Hanley Ramirez led the Boston attack with 2 solo blasts, one in the 4th, and the other in the 6th, both off Orioles starter Alec Asher. Other Red Sox runs came in the 2nd, when Mitch Moreland doubled, and scored on a Dustin Pedroia single, and in the 7th, when Mookie Betts drove in 2 with a 2 out double to center. Boston’s Chris Sale had another terrific start, going 8 innings, and giving up 2 runs and 3 hits and 2 walks, while punching out 11. Craig Kimbrell took out the O’s in the 9th. The two Baltimore runs came in the 5th, when Trey Mancini’s double scored Jonathan Schoop, and in the 7th on a solo dinger by Manny Machado. All in all, the Sox went 10-for-32 and whiffed just 4 times. On an especially positive note, Adam Jones, who was exposed to intense racist abuse last night, was greeted in his first plate appearance with a standing ovation from the Red Sox crowd, just to let him, and everyone else know, that most of the Fenway Faithful are not bigoted assholes. A weird situation took place in the 8th when, with 2 on and nobody out, Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a fly ball into short center field. It was muffed, but the runners had not moved, so JJ Hardy threw the ball to second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who tagged Mitch Moreland off the base, then tagged the base to put Dustin Pedroia (who was at 1st) out, then thew to first baseman Chris Davis, who tagged first to put out JBJ. A triple play. The thing is, this is the sort of thing the infield fly rule was supposed to prevent, since the runners could not safely advance for fear that the ball would be caught. So the question is, why was the infield fly rule not invoked? An officiating blunder, I think. Boston beat Baltimore, 5-2, at Fenway Park. Record: 14-12. Game 26/136.

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