Brad Ziegler entered Saturday night's game with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the 8th inning. After watching him blow the lead against the Yankees last time out, I was not at all optimistic. Ziegler proceeded to strike out three consecutive batters on just 10 pitches while winning back the hearts of every fan in Red Sox Nation. Ziegler made the D-Backs look silly in 2 ways on Saturday. In a physical sense, he made their hitters look silly as the Fenway Faithful watched each of the 3 hitters he faced flail their bats at strike three. From a front office standpoint, he most definitely had them checking tonight's Single-A box score to see how the minor leaguers they received in return for him did. Even if those players blossom into successful major leaguers, it was still beyond satisfying to watch Ziegler embarrass his former team.
The Red Sox have a chance to finish off a sweep of this god awful Arizona team on Sunday. I feel like I may be giving them too much credit for winning these games because that’s what they're supposed to be doing. They are a good team so they need to continue to beat up on bad ones. Sunday afternoon will be their first real test of this series as they face Zack Greinke. Luckily for the Sox, they have their ace on the mound as well with Rick Porcello taking the ball. Porcello is looking for his 16th win this season as well as his 12th at home. If this offense can stay hot, I like their chances to break out the brooms before they hit the road for their upcoming 11 game trip.