Sunday, August 10, 2014

Phat Albert Ends 19-Inn. Marathon; Sox Fall, 5-4

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
If you stayed up until the end of this 6 hour and 31 minute tilt, you should receive the Mike Hargrove Tempus Fugit Award—with oak leaf clusters. Albert Pulos led off the 19th inning with a solo HR off Brandon Workman to give the Halos a 5-4 win over Boston. In the end, nine Red Sox pitchers could not stave off the inevitable—but the biggest disappointment was Junichi Tazawa's inability to close down a win in the bottom of the 14th—when it was still Saturday. What are the odds that Christian Vazquez catches today—after squatting for 19 innings and going 0 for 7 (dropping his average to .227)? This one was was so weird that Dustin Pedroia had two stolen bases. Across nearly seven hours of baseball, Boston got a total of only six hits. The Bobby Valentine Win Countdown remains stuck at 19.