Friday, June 24, 2016

Bogie Beats Back Sweep In 10th, Red Sox Win, 8-7

(AP Photo)
It was looking like a sweep was inevitable. The Red Sox were losing more leads than Willy Loman (note to Millennials: see Miller, Arthur). The bullpen was imploding again (see: Tazawa, Junichi). John Farrell was freshening up his resume. Then, Craig Kimbrel (after loading the bases) miraculously escaped a 10th inning jam. And, Xander "MVP" Bogaerts drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to secure a much-needed 8-7 win. Actually, we should have known this could end well when Boston stormed back from a 4-1 deficit by scoring four times with the benefit of just one hit in the sixth inning.Then again, The Nation is pessimistic by nature (you may have noticed). Boston now heads out to Texas to play a surprisingly good Ranger team.