Jason Bay And The Red Sox Over The A's in 12. Boston 2 Oakland 1. Mike Lowell Injured...More Manny
It was a big night for Jason Bay, Tim Wakefield and the Boston Red Sox bullpen as the home team defeated the visiting and light-hitting Oakland Athletics by a score of 2-1 in twelve innings. The winning run in the bottom of the 12th was courtesy of a Jason Bay triple and, eventually, a Jed Lowrie single, scoring the newest Red Sox player. And the entire team came to embrace him. Here's what he thought...
“Having met these guys eight hours ago, everybody’s been extremely positive,” Bay said. “You jump around with those guys, I felt like I’d been here all year. We were like little kids.”
And here are his thoughts about the celebration, Boston style, at home plate...
“I didn’t really know what to do,” he said. “It was all new to me. It was very flattering.”
Peter here, and that was a really sweet moment. The hitting stars, other than Jason, were Kevin Youkilis with his three hits and Pedey Pedroia and JD Drew with two each. I can't leave out the clutch Jed Lowrie, who looks more like a star everyday. He had two base hits, including the winning one. Tim Wakefield was outstanding and the bullpen came on and pitched 5 2/3 great innings with one run given up (by Okajima). Mike Timlin deservedly got the win.
Manny in Los Angeles...let's see. Last night, the Dodgers managed only 6 hits, but Manny had 2 of 'em. And on the injury front, one of the Sox players was hurt last night and will be checked out today (Saturday). It's Mikey Lowell, and he injured his right hip in some way or another. He is a player the Red Sox cannot afford to lose for a prolonged stretch of any kind. Here's hoping he feels better when he wakes up this morning, but the hip is an intricate and complicated piece of equipment for the human body as we know it. Be well, Mike!
Click on the title of this post for all the details of why Manny had to go, compliments of Theo Epstein. Yes, all you have to do is click on the title. As always, BE WELL.