he beat the Red Sox into a conniption one more time. Behind eight masterful innings from Tigers’ Ace, and AL Cy Young leader, the Tigers took the Red Sox out behind the woodshed and put the boots to them, but good, thoroughly thrashing them 6-1.
Ricky’s performance harkens me back to a gray, rainy day at Fenway Park in 2009. The shit birds from Boston decided to play tough guy and threw at Tigers hitters, Miggy, if my memory serves me correctly. When it was the Sox turn to bat, a 20 year old rookie took to the hill. He knocked down then Red Sox tough guy, Kevin Youkilis and showed the league that a crime against the Detroit Tigers would not go unpunished. The bald, portly Red Sox hitter charged the mound. When he arrived, he was in for a big surprise. The fresh faced, 20 year old, rookie, Tigers, pitcher tossed Youk to the ground like a pile of trash. And if not for outside intervention and Christian Grace, Youk would have been handed a beating he would not soon forget.
The young Tigers pitcher that day, the 20 year old from New Jersey, was non other than Frederick Alfred Porcello, aka Freeway Ricky.
Five years later, Freeway Rick put it to the Sox again in Fenway. He threw eight complete, struck out four, walked one and allowed a lucky earned run.
Freeway Ricky was dominant. The Red Sox didn’t belong on the same field.
If it wasn’t for Porcello’s mastery, I’d be talking about Phil Coke’s nice ninth inning or Miggy’s 3-5 day at the plate.
With no disrespect to the rest of the Tigers team, this was Freeway Ricky’s day. He reached back like a pimp and gave the Red Sox an 18th of May they will never, ever, forget.
Sanchez on the hill tomorrow for the sweep.
Has anybody noticed Miggy is 3rd in the AL in RBIs?
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