photo courtesy Matt Stone, Boston Herald
Much like Horace’s oft-quoted Latin axiom, Mike Carp has been seizing the day of late and commanding the spotlight in his role as a utility player off the Red Sox bench.
In his latest stint as sparkplug, Carp went two-for-three with a walk in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the visiting Houston Astros.
He singled in the fourth inning, eventually coming around to break a 1-1 tie on a Stephen Drew triple, and then doubled in Dustin Pedroia to give the Sox a four-run cushion in the fifth.
It was yet another marquee day for the 26-year-old understudy.
In the series opener against Houston April 25, Carp went two-for-four with a double, two runs scored and another RBI.
In just 11 games filling in for the Sox this season, Carp is a gaudy .455 at the dish, going 10-for-22 with 19 total bases (five of them doubles, two triples) and five RBI.
It’s a small sampling, but nonetheless impressive when one considers t...