The Sox earned their first sweep of the season (!) on Sunday in extra-fun fashion to go into the off-day. Having been held scoreless through 7, they exploded for 7 runs in 8th, the big go-ahead hit from Xander Bogaerts with 2 out–a double off the wall on a pitch inside and below his knees. Great swing, makes one optimistic about his future.
Now for these bastards from Baltimore who have been our nemeses the past few seasons. Our own Eduardo Rodriguez was once their own Eduardo Rodriguez till he was traded for now-Yankee-closer Andrew Miller, and his first two starts for the Sox at the MLB level have been superb (14 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 14K, 1 ER). He faces his old organization and Miguel Gonzalez as he attempts to stave off regression to the mean for one more start.