Everything is Bigger in Texas
There was a feast in Arlington, Texas last night. except it wasn't barbecue being served, it was baseballs. Before the series started between the Red Sox and Rangers, the Sox were in a funk. Going 11-12 so far in the month of August.
Adrian Gonzalez would once again prove why he's been a force all season. His latest victim being Alexi Ogando. Gonzo would take him deep twice, once going to center and the other going to left. Gonzalez, who's bee on fire lately now has five homers in three games for the Sox.
David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also joined in the fun with homers of their own against Ogando.
The questions about how well the Sox match up well against the Rangers should be put to rest at this point. In this four game series Boston hitters have put up 30 runs against Texas pitching.
Andrew Miller also came to play last night, going 6.1 innings strong, only giving up three hits. Miller looked strong. He was hitting his pitches, his velocity was there, walking only two hitters, and more importantly giving up zero runs. Not too shabby for a guy who's control has been in question. He also answered critics who said he couldn't pitch against high powered offenses as well.
Coming into this series, people had questions if the Sox could play with the elite teams at this point. Now those questions have been answered as well.