Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

But Ortiz was also known for his presence off the field.”The little guy made me cry”, Ortiz said of Pedroia. “He’s everything”, Ramirez said.Noting that he’s watched Ortiz work both on and off the field, Walsh said, “he has a heart as big as our city”.”Definitely, definitely, definitely”, he said.I don’t need to go over Ortiz’s resume of accomplishments because everyone knows them by now.Porcello was tagged for seven earned runs, 10 hits and a walk with just three strikeouts over six innings in a road loss against the Astros on Saturday.Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who teamed with Ortiz on the 2007 and 2013 World Series teams, also spoke. Then, as his pitches rose, three straight extra base hits ended his night.He had command of his pitches early, holding the Angels scoreless until the fourth, when a catching error by Leon at home allowed Albert Pujols to cross the plate. “It takes a special people to do a special thing and … be able to have their number retired up there”. “You guys are always there for us”.Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: “I know everyone in our organization has the utmost respect for David and what he did”. I don’t have enough words to say today how proud I am, and how proud of a papa I feel today.But he said he must avoid get behind the leadoff hitter 3-0, like he did against Mookie Betts Friday.”To just trust myself”, Betts said.Ortiz wiped away tears from his eyes as the Fenway crowd serenaded him with chants of “Papi!” Ortiz’s No. 34 will be retired in a ce.David Ortiz is one of the best baseball players in recent memory to take the field.”You’re not our teammate, you’re not our friend”, Pedroia said, via NESN’s Tom Caron. He made four relief appearances last season against Boston.Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Boston.The Red Sox entered last night’s game in a tie for first place, but they’re certainly still jelling. He’s coming off the worst season of his career, having gone 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA with the Houston Astros.