Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Warm...Boston 6 Baltimore 5
The Boston Red Sox earned revenge after their agonizing Tuesday night surprise defeat with a resounding comeback 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. They recovered from a 5-1 deficit with 4 runs in the ninth and the winning run in the 11th. The Sox, in the ninth, were down to their final out but a bases loaded base hit by Rocco Baldelli plated two and tied the game. Baldelli said this after the game...
“I was just looking for something out over the plate,” Baldelli said. “I got a fastball and it got in on me a little bit and I just tried to stay inside on it. They obviously are in their clubhouse thinking they should have won this game. It was nice to come back and get that one.”
In the 11th, Julio Lugo's base hit pushed the winning run across the plate and in the botton of that 11th frame, Jonathon Papelbon earned his 133rd save, most ever by a Red Sox pitcher, with a 1-2-3 inning. Hooray!!
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona had this to say after the game...
“I guess, at the end of the year, they sort of seem like they even out - and they probably do. We needed to move on from the previous night and the easiest way to move on is to win.”
Daniel Bard, Ramon Ramirez, who earned the win and Paps put up beautiful goose eggs and the Sox were able to go back to Boston happy and contended, another series win under their belts. SWEET.
2008 AL MVP Pedey Pedroia had three words for Red Sox Nation and the Orioles...
“We’re even now,” said Pedroia, smiling.
Yes, we are, and the lead over the pinstripers stays at 2 1/2. It's a day off today before the Mariners sail into town. So enjoy your Thursday. I'll be watching the one hour Red Sox game recap on NESN HD this morning to relive the joy. You can click on this post's title for more and as always, BE WELL. See ya.