Thursday, April 6, 2017

'Hurricane Sandy' Strikes Bucs In 12th, Red Sox Win, 3-0

(AP Photo)
On a frigid night at Fenway Park, Chris Sale and Jameson Taillon engaged in a tight pitchers' duel and—thanks also to solid bullpen help—neither team tallied through 11 plus innings. Then, with one out in the bottom of the 12th, Sandy 'Babe' Leon—re-living his early season exploits from 2016—crushed a three-run HR over the Green Monster to seal a 3-0 walk-off win for The Carmine Hose. The game was marked by good defensive plays, bad base-running and excellent pitching throughout. Sale went seven full innings, yielding no runs on just three hits—striking out seven in a no-decision. In addition to Leon's three-hit night (he's hitting .625), Jackie Bradley, Jr. had two hits—and a critical stolen base in the final frame. This was a good gut-check win in lousy weather. Nice.