David Ortiz, as you might expect, was in a good mood tonight.
Question: “Can you go over those two at-bats?”
Ortiz: “Fastball. Gone.”
Asked to expand a bit on that answer, Ortiz smiled.
“Yeah, I’m feeling good. Swinging the bat, seeing the ball and hit it, my man. There’s people that know a lot about the game, they think they have everything figured out. You tell them the season is not over after April. It’s over after October.” he said.
With that, Ortiz started to walk away from his locker. But he had one final comment over his shoulder.
“Laser show, like Pedey said,” he offered.
Dustin Pedroia, sitting at a nearby locker, started to cackle.
That’s four of five, eight of 11 and 15 of 23 for the Red Sox. Call the florist, the wake has been canceled. They’re 5.5 games behind the Rays with 126 games left.
Here’s an update on Mike Cameron:
He was 2 for 4 with a single, a two-run homer and two strikeouts tonight for Class AAA Pawtucket.
In four games for the PawSox, Cameron is 4 for 12 with three runs scored, three RBI, three walks and four strikeouts. He will stay with Pawtucket for at least one more game then all concerned will decide what he does on Sunday.
As of right now, it looks like the Sox will gave Cameron available in New York on Monday.
Thanks to everybody for reading Extra Bases today. Back at it tomorrow.