Friday, October 25, 2013

Sloppy Sox Yield Late Lead, Lose Game Two 4-2

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Sloppy defense and uncharacteristically poor bullpen relief combined to rob Red Sox fans of what would have been another stirring David Ortiz-inspired comeback win (a two-run opposite field blast off Michael Wacha to give Boston a 2-1, 7th inning lead). But two stupid errors on one play—preceded by an unchallenged double steal and walk—pushed St. Louis to a 4-2 Game Two victory. Craig Breslow came on in relief of John Lackey in the seventh inning and was completely ineffective. He compounded this with a boneheaded wild throw to third base backing up a Jarrod Saltalamacchia error on Jonny Gomes' throw home on a sacrifice fly. Another run off Breslow sealed the deal. It is now a best 3-out-of-5 series headed to St. Louis, with Game Six back at Fenway (you know it will be) next Wednesday night.