The Boston Red Sox surprisingly opted to go silent ahead of the trade deadline, despite the fact that their pitching has been a genuine joke for much of 2019. Rick Porcello gave up five runs early on against the Rays Wednesday evening, reiterating the fact that the club's unrelenting lineup will have to continue to carry the load. However, you don't have to convey that message to JD Martinez, as the All-Star slugger clubbed his 23rd home run of the year to cut into Tampa Bay's lead.
Sometimes pitchers can do nothing more than tip their cap to elite hitting. That slider didn't even catch the outside corner and JD managed to guide it over the right center field fence.
Nothing like an oppo-taco to rally the Fenway Park faithful.