Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Not The 'Wright' Choice; Sox Win Anyway, 15-10

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Stephen Wright had his knuckleball dancing like you write home about. Unfortunately, his dance partner, Ryan Lavarnway, just couldn't catch it. Four passed balls later (an MLB record for one inning), Boston was down, 3-0. John Farrell had seen enough, pulled Wright and brought in Brandon Workman. Lavarnway could catch him, but so could the Astro bats. After going down, 5-0, the Red Sox offense then stormed back with 15 tallies—beating Houston 15-10. This was not a pitching clinic, folks—on either side. The Boston offense came from just about everbody—but most notably from Jacoby Ellsbury (2 HRs), David Ortiz (4 for 4) and Jonny Gomes (4 RBIs off the bench). With their 69th win of the year (equal to last year's total wins), Boston moved 1 1/2 games above Tampa.