Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Your humble scribe was privileged to sit through the chilly comeback at Fenway last night. Despite the Olde Towne Team falling behind 6-0 in the sixth inning, most fans who had managed to get there stayed. And it was well worth it!

After smacking the O's bullpen for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth, Alfredo Aceves gave one right back on a monstrous HR by Mark 'So What If I Strike Out Over 200 Times' Reynolds. Undaunted, Jason Varitek got that run back (his second RBI on the night), and the Sox faced a one-run deficit in the 9th. The O's 'closer' Kevin Gregg then walked both Ellsbury and Pedroia with one out, and A-Gon swiped his first pitch slider high off the Monster. Both runners scored and, with the resulting 8-7 win, the Sox moved over .500 for the first time this year.