Friday, July 11, 2014

Sox Win Second Game In Rookie Rally Era, 4-3

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
This might be a trend. Having breathed new life into the clubhouse with the departure of A.J. Pierzynski (a highly overrated factor, by the way), the Red Sox and their cadre of rookies walked-off with another win, 4-3 over the ChiSox. This time, though, it was a wily veteran who provided the actual heroics, as Mike Carp punched an opposite-field hit that plated Daniel Nava with the game-winner in the 10th inning. This was all necessary after Koji Uehara blew his second save of the year in the ninth—denying Jon Lester a much-deserved 10th win. Lester pitched seven brilliant innings—scattering seven hits and giving up just one earned run. The lefty also struck out a dozen Pale Hosers—lowering his ERA to 2.65. Jackie Bradley, Jr. turned the game around as he broke up a no-hitter in the 6th by singling in the tying run. David Ortiz then untied the game with a clutch two-out, two-run double. This could get addictive!