King Felix Ran Up On The Red Sox On The Wrong Effing Day
The Mariners never even stood a chance. The past two games against the Red Sox have basically just been this:
The news broke on Friday that Red Sox manager John Farrell had been diagnosed with Stage 1 Lymphoma and will miss the rest of the season while he undergoes treatment. The struggling Sox promptly went out that night and demolished the Mariners 15-1 at home in Fenway Park, scoring their highest run total in a game this season.
Apparently that was just the start of their momentum. In what would eventually be an astounding 22-10 win for the Red Sox On Saturday afternoon Felix Hernandez took the mound and had arguably one of the worst starts of his career.
Not only did he allow more than 10 runs for the first time in his career, but he did it in 2.1 innings. That's legitimately insane. That's just so bad it doesn't even seem fair to count it against him. The Red Sox have been such garbage this season that you would have been hard-pressed to convince me that even in an attempt to rally for Farrell or for late-season pride that they were talented enough on the whole to score this many runs. I truly didn't think they were a starting lineup that were physically capable of it.
That stat was obviously before the game was even close to over. Updating that math means that the 37 runs they've scored in two games is nearly half their totally for the entire month of May.
In fact, the Red Sox have actually never scored this many runs in back-to-back games in their World Series era.
I could list how well everyone hit today but that would take forever. I think you get the gist. Just to drive the point home though, take a look at the final box score from ESPN.
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Obviously they have to be motivated by the news about Farrell, and it's one thing to win two games in a row after something like that; but it's a whole other thing to score 37 runs in 18 innings of major league baseball. That's special. It may just be a two-game streak that will fizzle out as fast as it sparked, but it's still pretty impressive. Red Sox fans in Boston on Saturday definitely had the perfect summer day.
Of course if you weren't lucky enough to be at Fenway Park, it pretty much just looked like this.
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