Papi-licious....And Good-Bye To Rudy
What a win. If we have to use up the bullpen, it might as well result in a victory. And thanks to David Ortiz, it did. IT DID!! Oh, and before I forget, here's a quick note to Rudy Seanez. Rudy please go back to THE COSBY SHOW and reprise your role as Rudy Huckstable, youngest daughter of Cliff and Claire Huckstable. They seem like such a nice couple. You'd be appreciated there. You would enjoy yourself. They would love you like the little girl you are. And we, Red Sox fans the world over, would not have to see you anywhere near a pitching mound, especially during a game. Any inning. Any game. Go now. And goodbye.
Now, the game, all 12 innings of it. 6-0 after 6. Peaceful, calm, collected and relaxed. But Wakes has a long time to sit in that bottom of the 6th. Too long, as it turned out, as very quickly the bases were loaded and there were no outs. And on came young bouncy Rudy, skirt billowing in the breeze. And mayhem followed. An RBI single to Coste, and a bases clearing triple to Rollins. 5 minutes of disaster. Rudy, we will not forget.
Still, it was 6-5 as the 9th started, but Chase Utley hit a fly ball to right that was curling foul, and WOULD have been foul in most parks. But the Pesky pole is RIGHT THERE, and the ball hit the attached screen. We've lived with the help of that pole so many times. The pole giveth, the pole taketh away. Paps ERA doubled, and the game was tied.
12th inning, and down by a run, 7-6. Youk battles and singles in Coco, to tie it, setting the stage for our Big Papi, whose gap single won the game, walk off style. His 2nd in a row and 3rd in 8 games. Does it get any better?
The Mets are in town for the next 3 games. We won't be rested, but we WILL be ready.