Sunday, May 10, 2015

Miracle Worker Carl Willis Wins First Game, 6-3

(Peter Power/The Canadian Press via AP)
That's all it took! Replace Juan Nieves with Carl Willis and—Voilà!—victory. The Red Sox got a solid—although sometimes shaky—performance by Clay Buchholz in a much-needed 6-3 win over the Blue Jays. The tall righty—sporting a ridiculous new haircut—hurled 6 1/3 innings giving up three earned runs. Most of Boston's offense came by way of the long-ball—a three-run shot by Mike Napoli and a two-run blast by Pablo Sandoval. Dustin Pedroia knocked in the first run in the opening frame. The win moved The Carmine Hose percentage points out of the cellar—and will make the long flight to Oakland a little more palatable.