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The Red Sox were slow out of the gate, but were powered by Dave Dombrowski’s additions.
There are few things that cement your legacy in Boston like being labeled a Yankee killer, and Steve Pearce did that on Thursday night. The righty launched three bombs over the monster / off the light towers en route to a blowout against the rival Bombers.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 3, 2018
Despite an early deficit, the Red Sox were pressed onward by an unlikely source in Pearce. The midseason acquisition has compiled a .358 average in Boston while launching 4 homeruns and driving in 12 RBI’s.
After the game Pearce said, “”It was a good night. A fun night. A great team win, and something that I’ll never forget.” As you can imagine, the Fenway Faithful greeted the slugger with a standing ovation as he approached the plate in an opportunity to hit his 4th homerun of the night. He was walked, but the moment was enough to give anyone goose bumps.
The Red Sox lineup once again proved the danger that awaits for opposing pitchers. In a night where J.D. Martinez, nor Mookie Betts, did the majority of the damage, the Sox found a way to score 15 runs. Additionally, fans have experienced relative mediocrity at second base with Dustin Pedroia on the shelf, but Ian Kinsler provided flashes of the Laser Show with multiple stellar plays.
— Heart of MLB (@HeartofMLB) August 3, 2018
The Dave Dombrowski additions were right in the middle of a blowout in the rivalry. The smaller moves have seemed to be large additions for the Red Sox and their performance will continue to be crucial to this team’s success.