Rick Porcello is the second Boston player of the season to throw an immaculate inning

After the Red Sox spent the top of the fifth inning in Tampa Bay absolutely crushing balls and taking names against the Rays to build a 6-nil lead, Rick Porcello took the mound to continue his gem of a night to that point.

Porcello then promptly threw an immaculate inning to further break the Rays’ spirit.

Too funny — and seeing Beltre crack himself up after having such a huge career moment has to put a smile on your face. That long awkward pause really sold it, too!

If you don’t remember the Lynch moment the joke references, it was when he showed up to Super Bowl Media Day in 2015 and answered every question with: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

Which makes sense if you’re Marshawn Lynch and don’t want to talk to reporters. But doing it after you become the 31st player to get 3,000 career hits? That’s just hilarious.

At this rate, it looks like Beltre will be going for 3,000 career jokes next — and I’m here for it.

I ask him if he thinks his dad would be proud of him.

“Yeah, I think I’m the most successful person my family’s ever seen. By Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale far. I’ve been in USA TODAY, ESPN Magazine,” he says, and with the mention of national news outlets, Leavy becomes Marlins Man again.

“I’ve been in … everywhere,” he continues, waving his hand around to indicate Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys where everywhere is. “It doesn’t matter to me. I met this morning with [ESPN’s] Darren Rovell, and I was like, ‘I don’t care if you write about me.’ He goes, ‘That’s what so great about you, you really are a fan; you don’t care.’ I go, ‘Yeah.’”

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