Yup, the Red Sox beat the Angels again last night. They’re now 4-0 on the season against Anaheim and have outscored them 38-4 overall. But rather than recap another game, I’m just going to leave you with some fun factoids:
- Mike Trout has never homered at Fenway Park (knock on wood). More to the point, he’s homered at every other ballpark in MLB – and I’m sure a billion other parks in general – but never Fenway. Just call it the Moby Dick to his Captain Ahab.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. went 3-for-4 last night with a solo home run. After a full month without an extra-base hit of any kind, he now has 3 homers in the month of June and is inching closer to batting .200. Oh, and he’s also still a bomb defensive player, so, you know, things are looking way up.
- Mookie Betts hit yet another leadoff homer last night, smoking the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the first. He also had leadoff homers against the Angels in Games 1 and 3 of the April series.
- Speaking of leadoff homers, Mookie is just 3 homers behind Nomar Garciaparra (7 in 1997) for most in a season by a Sox batter.
- The only run for the Angels last night was a solo homer by Chris Young, who was on the Sox until right before the start of the 2018 season. If you homer off your former teammate, does it even really count?
- Speaking of pitching, David Price has allowed 3 runs or fewer in 9 consecutive starts, his longest such streak since joining the Red Sox. He had 7 strikeouts over 6 innings last night.
- JD Martinez hit his 24th home run of the season last night, retaking the lead for most HR in MLB
- The Sox and Angels have been playing each other since 1961, but this season is the first time the Red Sox have ever scored 8+ runs in 4 consecutive games against the Angels.
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