#RedSox Game Summary (June 27) Becoming the Storm

#RedSox Game Summary (June 27) Becoming the storm. After a series of rain showers delayed the start of the game, and the start of the third inning, with thunder and lightening and horizontal rain, the Red Sox became the storm for the Minnesota Twins, with an impressive combination of hitting and pitching that swept them away. Despite having to sit for an hour and a half between the 2nd and 3rd innings, Drew Pomeranz was in fine form, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and no walks, with 7 whiffs. He only threw 87 pitches, and probably could have gone longer, but pitching coach Carl Willis, who was acting manager during John Farrell’s one game suspension for bumping the umpire after that atrocious balk call the other day (believe me, the suspension was worth it) decided that, given the long wait during the rain delay, it was best not to take chances with Drew. The Twins scored 2 runs in the game. The first came in the 2nd, when Jorge Polanco reached on a throwing error by Deven Marrero, took 2nd on a wild pitch by Pomeranz, and reached third and scored on successive singles. The second came in the 8th on a solo homer by Eduardo Escobar off Fernando Abad. Eddie Rosario also doubled in the game for the Twins. The fun for Boston began in the 2nd, when Christian Vazquez hit a 2 run dinger off Minnesota starter Hector Santiago. In the 3rd, Alan Busenitz came in to spell Santiago after the long rain delay, and was greeted quite rudely, and a succession of singles by Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. added up to another run. In the 4th, with our old friend Craig Breslow pitching for the Twins, 3 hits, including a Marrero double, and a sac fly added up to 2 more runs for Boston. In the next inning, 2 more hits and an error that resulted in a run signaled the end of the night for Breslow. In the 6th, Chris Young smacked a 3 run bomb into the deepest part of the park in left center. The Yankees lost tonight, so the Red Sox are in first place by a full game. The sun may be shining, but the storm continues. Boston beat Minnesota, 9-2, at Fenway Park. Record: 43-34. Game 77/85.

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