From the looks of things, the new Nationals Park may steal the mantle of “Fenway South” from Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Since its opening, the gem on the Baltimore Inner Harbor has been the venue of choice for Sox fans seeking a cheap, relatively easy way to catch the Sox on the road. No longer. For the second straight night, Sox fans helped set new attendance records for the woeful DC franchise, as Boston took two relatively easy wins from the hapless Nats.
Tonight, 5 of the 6 Boston tallies came via the longball–a three-run shot by Big Papi (one of his few no-doubters of 2009) and the Captain’s 11th of the year (a 2-run shot).