Thursday, May 14, 2009

RED SOX/Angels Knotted At 4...Extra Innings

It's the top of the 8th and two men are on with Pedey up...BASE HIT!! 4-4 tie. PAPI flies out to end the inning...he's 0-5...what else is new? Still, it's tied going to the bottom of the 8th.

Fly out throw 'em out double play by JD Drew to 'Tek...we go to the top of the ninth...tied.

Jason Bay long fly...but caught. One out. Men on first & second with one out and Bailey up. 1-1 to Bails. 2-1...foul...2-2...crunch time...another foul, still 2-2 with 'Tek on deck...BALL...3-2...Pop Up..ball in the stands...still 3-2..a fan prevented the catch..NICE! Bailey strikes out...2 out with the Captain coming to the plate...Sox have left twelve men on base so far...strike...0-1...pop up...going to the bottom of the ninth knotted at four.

The bottom of the ninth with Ramirez pitching for Boston...here we go. JD DREW injured...more later or tomorrow morning. ONE OUT...Napoli up with one out...grounder to LUGO...two down with Rivera up. Quick ninth by Ramon Ramirez, who's been SO good for Boston. AFTER NINE, 4-4.

FRANCONA thrown out for arguing ball/strike call. This ump is all over the place. LUGO gap double...he has four hits...no one out in the tenth...Ells at 2nd with one out...Pedey up...1-1...2-1...Torii Hunter makes an AMAZING catch in center!!!! 2 down...Papi continues his downfall. He has left eight men on base. At the end of 9 1/2, 4-4. WHEW!

Bottom of the tenth with Ramirez still out there. He's been spectacular. Ground ball to Green...one out. 2-2...strike out...Ramirez is overpowering...YES...0-1...ground ball to SS...three outs...into the top of the 11th.

Here we go, as long as I can before dinner. 11th inning with Bay up. Papi has left eight runners stranded and he is 0-6. The count is 1-2...swing and a wild pitch missed by the catcher...BAY IS SAFE...more tension...1-1...1-2, with Green up...2-2...grounder to SS for a double play...worst case scenario...2 down...3-1 to Baldelli...fly to left ends the top of the 11th.

Too many missed chances for the Sox, but here we go. PAPS pitching in the bottom of the 11th. WOW! Ramirez was SO great...Sox with 13 hits, Halos 8. Boston has stranded 14 baserunners...Penny pitched well...GO PAPS...line drive caught by Pedey, high and higher in the air!!!! He has a four hit day, too...0-1...two outs...fly to left with Hunter coming up...after this, I have to have dinner...GO PAPS...1-0 to Torii...2-0...uh-oh...3-0, where's that Paps' control? Base hit to center with two outs...still TWO out until the 12th....we'll get there!!!! After 5 throws (!) to first, Hunter steals second base. Farrell out to talk to Paps. Oy. Second straight three and oh count..what's wrong, Jonathon???????

Napoli up and Hunter steals third. Disaster? We need a KO. NOW...Remember, two down...0-2...STILL 0-2, Paps focused...2-2 to Naps..pitch number 20 for Paps...another foul...grounder to SS...tied into the 12th.

And now, I have to leave you. GO SOX!! Thanks, Paps...too many pitches, though. I guess I'll have to get used to it...for now.

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