David Ortiz had two hits and three RBIs as he helped the Boston Red Sox claim a win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The win marks the best start to a season for Boston since 2002.
After the game Ortiz was asked once again about his impressive MLB return to which he replied:
“I ain’t talking about that anymore. You make up a new question, I’ll answer it. Otherwise, copy what I said yesterday and the day before.”
In his last seven games Ortiz has racked up a very impressive .519 (14 of 27) alongside two home runs and nine RBIs. Last season Ortiz missed 71 of 72 games last season after suffering from a heel injury.
Speaking of his All-Stars return Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said:
“He’s doing things that look to him to be very easy, but its hard to imagine or even script out that he’d have this kind of performance considering the layoff.”
The Red Sox are now holding a 17-7 record thanks in large part to a four-game sweep over Houston.
Boston was also helped along by a two-run single from Jacoby Ellsbury, while Dustin Pedroia and Daniel Nava both added two hits and an RBI.
Also impressive was Doubront (3-0) who walked three in the first, hit a batter, and threw a wild pitch before holding the Astros to three runs while striking out eight and walking four. Doubront completed 6 2/3 innings. After the game Doubront said of his performance:
“Seriously, I don’t know what happened in the first inning. I was feeling like I was using more of my arm than my body. I was frustrated because I was thinking a little too much. But overall, after the first inning, I was really focused and I wasn’t thinking about my mechanics at all. I was throwing the ball. I was so happy I did that.”
Do you think David Ortiz has helped inject some much needed energy into the Boston Red Sox franchise.