David Ortiz celebrates the Red Sox' win Sunday with Xander Bogaerts. (Jim Rogash/ Getty Images)

David Ortiz after Red Sox comeback: 'I think we're going to be OK'

Rob Bradford
June 07, 2015 - 2:33 pm
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All of a sudden, the Red Sox are carrying some optimism heading into Baltimore. After punctuating their sweep of the A's with a 7-4 win, the Red Sox finish off the seven-game homestand that began with a John Henry press conference having won five games. "It's just a matter of time," said Red Sox DH David Ortiz, whose team remains five games out of first place in the American League East. "I think we're going to be OK." Asked what it meant for the owner, general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell to relay votes of confidence for the current roster, Ortiz was realistic. "They better say that because we don'€™t have another team. What are you going to do? Are you going to bring Pawtucket to play up here?" he joked. "The reality is we have a good ball club. We just have to be patient. If you look at this division, everybody is playing the same way. Everybody is having some ups and downs. You don'€™t see this team in this division sweeping series or getting far ahead from everyone. Everyone is having those bumps in the road, ups and downs." Ortiz didn't come away with a hit in the Red Sox' latest win, but he did draw just his second walk in his last 15 games. The DH also drove in the Red Sox' third run of what resulted in a seven-run eighth inning with a sacrifice fly. Ortiz is hitting .219 with a .673 OPS. "Man, let me tell you, I'€™m just going to keep swinging," he said. "I don'€™t care. Good swing. Bad swing. I'€™m having the same result pretty much. What can I do? Just keep on swinging. "The ball that I hit to left field, that'€™s been my whole season this year. It'€™s been an inches thing. As long as we win everything will be OK." Regarding the comeback -- which marked just the second time the Red Sox have comeback from a deficit when trailing after seven innings in 28 opportunities -- Ortiz identified that moment as the most important development of the day. "We showed everyone we can come from behind and win games," he noted. "That'€™s all that matters."

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