The New Big Papi

Should we call him the Big Vic? Victorious Vic? Marvelous Martinez? Whatever you want to call Victor Martinez just make sure you call his name when it is time to fill out the line-up card.

What a pick-up he has turned out to be. We knew he could play and play well but who knew that he would respond to the pressure packed atmosphere of Fenway with Big Papi like clutch performances as Martinez did last night to help beat the Orioles.

In just a month and a half Victor Jesus Martinez has not only fit in seemlesslybut has already taken a leadership role and nothing has the clout of leading like leading at the plate. With the Red Sox, Martinez is hitting .321 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI in just 35 games. Theo, sign him to an extension now because He is the Red Sox catcher of the future. Last night’s bases loaded double in the 7th to break open a 4-4 game won it for the Red Sox giving Red Sox fans reason to believe that another clutch bat is back in the Red Sox lineup.

-MD

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