Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Angels Get To Koji In Ninth; Top Red Sox, 4-3

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
As we all know, everything—and I mean everything—ultimately has a New England connection. And so it was tonight at Fenway, when Providence, Rhode Island's Chris Iannetta stroked an RBI Wall-Ball double off Koji Uehara, giving his Halos a 4-3 victory over The Carmine Hose. Koji got the first two outs in the 9th, but Brennan Boesch (not to be confused with Hieronymus Bosch) roped a shot out of the reach of Mookie "JBJ Would Have Had It" Betts. Boston had fought back from a 3-1 deficit on RBIs by Mike Napoli and Brock Holt (who earlier was robbed of a three-run HR at the bullpen wall in right). Napoli ended the game with a strikeout as both Yoenis Cespedes and David Ortiz were stranded on base. After a tough third inning (three runs), starter Allen Webster rebounded to go six full innings—yielding no more tallies. Last year, they win this game—in 2014, it's just another agonizing loss.