Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront put together a strong outing in Miami on Wednesday night and the Sox bats came alive. Boston beat the Miami Marlins 10-2 for the team’s second straight victory and for a series win over the National League Marlins.
Jose Reyes broke up Felix Doubront’s no hit bid with a home-run in the sixth inning. Doubront ended up throwing seven good innings and limited Miami’s offense to two runs over that span.
It ended up being a great start for Doubront especially coming off of the worst start of his young career against the Washington Nationals over the weekend at Fenway. He had nine strikeouts to add to his career high seven inning performance.
It has been clear threw the first few months of the season that Doubront has been one of Boston’s more consistent performers on the mound as he only has had a few bad starts. Pitching deep into games has been one of his problems, but I’m sure the Sox like what they saw last night with Felix getting through seven innings.
The argument can probably be made for the impressive Doubront that he is more of a third starter in the rotation as opposed to pitching from the fourth slot. If he continues to pitch solidly and develop while other guys at the top of the rotation struggle it will force the Red Sox to make some tough decisions.
“Big Papi” David Ortiz had another good game as he added an early solo shot to left field that went into a night club at Marlins Park and drove in three runs total. Adrian Gonzalez also chipped in and had a pair of runs batted in as well.