Monday, April 27, 2015

All 'Betts' Are On!: Mookie Walks Off Sox, 6-5

(AP Photo)
After a bit of a lull, Mookie Betts is back. Tonight, he capped a thrilling 6-5 Red Sox comeback in the 9th inning with a line single to left. It was Betts' third hit of the night. Xander Bogaerts started the 9th inning rally with a one-out single. Andover High's Ryan Hanigan followed with a bullet single to center. After a wild pitch moved runners up, Betts reached down to poke a single through the drawn-in infield. Joe Kelly had another disappointing start—going six innings and yielding five earned runs (and yet he tantalizingly struck out ten). Pablo Sandoval was injured making a dive in the infield—but he homered before leaving the game. Koji Uehara got off the 'schnide' by delivering a clean top of the night to get the win. All in all, a good and needed win.