Monday, July 16, 2012

Special Night, Special Win; Sox Top ChiSox, 5-1

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The evening had about as much drama as you could imagine. The return of Youk. The premier of Carl. Jacoby back at Fenway. Another phony sell-out. And, a 5-1 victory. Youk came through (after his rousing standing "O") with three hits and a hustle run. Crawford got on base twice and scored twice.

But it was really the performances of Aaron Cook (7 shutout innings with a Derek Lowe-like sinker) and Adrian Gonzalez (a three-run 8th inning HR and 4 RBIs) that stood out. Oh, and, ho-hum, Pedro Ciriaco got three more hits. But, as with all good things this year, there is a bad thing.

FenwayNation Photo
David Ortiz, while rounding second base on Gonzo's HR, aggravated his Achilles problem and will likely be out at least 3 games. Get one back, lose one. In any event, the win pulled the Sox two over .500 and out of the cellar.

See the FenwayNation video Of Youk's first AB ovation HERE.