Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Miley 'Wades' His Way To Impressive 1-0 Victory

(AP Photo)
Tonight, he was more like Cyrus McCormick than Miley Cyrus. Red Sox starter Wade Miley was much more akin to the inventor of the mechanical reaper than the twerking twerp of the turntable. The crafty lefty went 5 2/3 solid innings (a far cry from his implosion in the Bronx), yielding no earned runs and just three hits in an eventual 1-0 Red Sox win. The Boston run was scored—of course—in unearned fashion. It's the 19th unearned tally by The Carmine Hose this year in just 14 games. A crisp, efficient bullpen closed out the deal—with Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross Jr., Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara finishing it off. The lone run scored on an error on what seemed like a 'surefire' inning-ending double play ball by Dustin Pedroia—allowing Andover High School's Ryan Hanigan to score. A clean take-out slide at second by Mookie Betts forced the errant throw. These are the kind of wins that tend to exemplify 'special' seasons. Who knows?