LaRoche Hits It Big In His First Red Sox Appearance

chris hurstCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Adam LaRoche #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the New York Mets on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Adam LaRoche has arrived in Boston and has started in a Red Sox uniform for the first time since the trade.  People question whether the trade for LaRoche, who was a former Pirate, was a good deal or not.  Theo Epstine was quoted as saying this is some insurance for the team with Mike Lowell's hips acting up and he can play wherever his skills are needed.  July 25th's game against Baltimore with LaRoche starting over Kevin Youkilis, LaRoche impressed the loyal Sox fans as he hit a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 8th. 

The Red Sox go on to win the game 7-2 with an outstanding performance from Lester!

When Bay first arrived and played his first game in the Sox uniform, he mad a big name for himself when his first at bat was a homerun.  Adam LaRoche has now made a name for himself going 1-4 with the his only hit being a 2 run shot.  The Red Sox continue their win streak to 2 games and hope to extend it more.