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May 12, 2016 – Fenway Park, Section 43

Red Sox 11, Astros 1

The big story before the game was that Dustin Pedroia had spotted something in David Price’s delivery while watching videos of his past at-bats against left-handed pitchers.  Price wasn’t bringing his hands and leg up as high this season.  The pitcher concurred, said that could help explain the drop in his velocity this year, and vowed to fix his mechanics before his next start.  Today we would find out if Pedey should double as a pitching coach in addition to his duties at second base.

David Price warms up in the bullpen before the game.

David Price warms up in the bullpen before the game.

The verdict was good - Price struck out the side in the first and second, and again in the fifth, finishing with a total of 12. His fastballs were a few mph faster than they had been earlier this year too.

The verdict was good - Price struck out the side in the first and second, and again in the fifth, finishing with a total of 12. His fastballs were a few mph faster than they had been earlier this year too.

Here's the new pitching coach himself. Pedey should get the Cy Young to go along with his Rookie of the Year and MVP.

Here's the new pitching coach himself. Pedey should get the Cy Young to go along with his Rookie of the Year and MVP.

It was a gorgeous night for baseball. After sitting through a bunch of cold games in April, I was in a t-shirt tonight and didn't put on my hoodie till the 7th inning stretch.

It was a gorgeous night for baseball. After sitting through a bunch of cold games in April, I was in a t-shirt tonight and didn't need my hoodie till the 7th inning stretch.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was having a scorching-hot week at the plate. Tonight he was 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

Jackie Bradley Jr. remained scorching-hot at the plate. Tonight he was 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

The K-Men were busy tonight, counting Price's 12 strikeouts and cheering for David Ortiz.

The K-Men were busy all night, keeping track of Price's 12 strikeouts and cheering for David Ortiz.

Big Papi breaks his bat.

Big Papi breaks his bat.

The moon rises over Fenway as Houston right fielder George Springer chases after yet another Boston moonshot.

The moon rises over Fenway as Houston right fielder George Springer chases after yet another Boston moonshot.

Big Papi and Xander Bogaerts jumped to congratulate each other during the post-game celebration.

Big Papi and Xander Bogaerts jumped to congratulate each other during the post-game celebration.

It ended up a fun night as the Red Sox cruised to an 11-1 win.  Xander Bogaerts put them up early with a homer in the first, and Mookie Betts put the game out of reach with a three-run blast in the sixth.  It was the fourth straight game in which they had scored 11 or more runs.

May 12, 2016 • Posted in: 2016 Games • Share on Facebook

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