Boston Red Sox Day Baseball Coming Up..Updates Starting In The Bottom Of The Seventh..Comeback Needed NOW
Yes, live at 1:35pm EDT, it's the Sox versus the KC Royals. Here is Boston's starting lineup...
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Pedroia, 2B
3. Gonzalez, 1B
4. Youkilis, 3B
5. Ortiz, DH
6. Reddick, RF
7. Sutton, LF
8. Varitek, C
9. Navarro, SS
Why no Carl Crawford? It turns out that he had an aching elbow and received a cortisone shot yesterday (Wed.). Tito Francona says he should be back tomorrow. One more thing...in my last post, just below this one, I mentioned that Clay Buchholz would be getting another doctor evaluation today. It might not be until Monday at the latest.
We've got Josh going today. For once I'd like to see the offense bloom for HIM. He's been a victim of poor run support. Hmm. That could be remedied today in the next couple of hours. ENJOY THE GAME. GO SOX!
Seventh inning stretch finds Boston down 4-2 to KC. Beckett had one hideous inning, the fourth. This seventh inning will be his last no matter what. Like a faucet, the offense can be turned on (as it has lately) or off. Let's change off to on. Sutton is at first to start this. Never underestimate the Boston Red Sox. I'll be back in a bit.
That was a quick "bit." After seven full, 4-2 KC. Pedey hits one over the Monster, extending his hitting streak to 25 GAMES. 4-3 Royals in the bottom of the eighth. Papi up with two down. Let's tie this up. After eight, 4-3 Royals. I was so sure we'd be going into the final inning knotted at four. Here we go. Albers on the mound. That's either a "yay" or an "oy." 3-0 turns to 3-1. NO MORE KC RUNS, Matt. One down on a nice catch in left. Base hit, a single by Pedey. One out, one on. No one on. 'Tek throws the runner out trying to steal second. Escobar up and he promptly singles. Let's keep this a one run ball game. The count with two outs is 1-2. Escobar steals second on a pitch out. Remember that. 3-2. It all going to happen, hopefully nothing. Gordon walks. Fifth walk by Sox pitchers. Let's just get this one out and we just did. Fly ball to Reddick in right and we move into the bottom of the ninth.
New paragraph. With three outs to go for team Boston, KC's closer is in. Reddick at the plate and he grounds to second. ONE OUT. Damn. Or darn. Sutton up, Sutton on first. Anyone in the mood for a walk-off? I wish. Carl Crawford pinch hitting. 1-0. 1-2 with a bad swing at a fat fast ball. 2-2. CC fouls it off. Still 2-2. Holy moley...CC hits a ball to the deepest part of right field but it falls short and is caught. Everybody thought it was gone. I do not like splitting four games with KC. 1-2 to Navarro. All or nothing time turns into nothing time. FINAL...4-3 KC. I'll have more first thing in the morning.