#46. If the Boston Red Sox defeat the Baltimore Orioles 12-1, which of the following is most likely to have happened?
A. Justin Masterson pitches 5 quiet innings and the bullpen provides solid relief work.
B. David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, and a shambling, rotting entity with a Captain's hat in one hand and a gnawed bone in the other, combine to go 7 for 15 with two doubles, a triple and a home run.
C. Pedroia hits 4 for 6, Ortiz has his first multi-extra-base-hit game of the season, and only two positions in the lineup (SS and RF) go hitless.
D. Radhames Liz pitches a third of an inning, allowing 6 runs. He throws only 19 pitches, giving up 3 hits, a walk, and hitting two batters.
E. All of the above.
Answer is E., of course. Only real concern in this game was that the Sox committed two errors (Green and Velasquez), but such things are rather minor in a 12-run game. Lots of good signs here, with Papi, Ells, Pedroia and Tek all teeing off on hapless Baltimore pitching.
This was a nice victory, but due to timing many people, especially Sox fans outside of MA and NH, missed out on it. Today was Patriots day in MA,* and some residents had it off (schools closed for April vacation, government offices closed). Many of us didn't, though. I know there is a tradition of having the game at 11am, but it kinda irks me that the Sox isn't airing the game at a normal evening hour.