Thursday, July 10, 2014

Red Sox Storm Back To Beat Pale Hose, 5-4

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
If you turned off tonight's Red Sox game in the eight inning—with Boston down 4-0—you can be forgiven. What were the odds that The Olde Towne Team would score 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to win, 5-4? Pretty good odds, apparently. Brock "Babe" Holt capped the rally with a walk-off single, scoring pinch-hitter Daniel Nava with the game-winner. New All-Star Koji Uehara got the win with a scoreless ninth. So, Boston beats ChiSox ace Chris Sale and moves to 11 games under .500. But perhaps the most memorable image of the night was Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s full-extension, flying catch of a screeching liner to right center. One of the best catches ever by a Red Sox center fielder. Signs and wonders.