*Picture from the Boston Globe*
Are you kidding me? Your stud pitcher leaves in the 4th inning with an "avulsion", which is painfully described as a "forcible separation or detachment as a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically" of his middle finger on his pitching hand. Beckett, being the Texan he is , hopes to make his next start. Good luck convincing Tito of THAT Beckett.
You have been shut down by Jeremy Guthrie ( I know: who?) for 8 1/3 innings, who entered the 9th with a 5-0 lead. Then: magic.
Ramon Hernandez drops Coco's pop up. Danys Baez ( Yes: I wonder where the other n went also) comes in a gives up a double to Papi, which scores Coco, then a single to WMP, making it 1st and 3rd, 1 out. In comes the O's closer Chris Ray, who promptly walks JD Drew to load the bases, THEN walks Youk to bring Ortiz in to score. That makes it 5-2, and things get REALLY interesting now.
El' Capitan doubles in WMP and Drew making it 5-4 with men on 2nd and 3rd, so they intentionally walk Erik Hinske to set up the double play. Lil' Alex Cora hits one off the end of the bat and Brian Roberts makes a GREAT play throwing out Youk at home. (Replay showed Youk actually may have beat the throw, but since they won I'm not ranting)
Up comes Julio Lugo, who hits a ground ball to Millar, who throws to Ray covering first: and Ray DROPS the ball! Cue Dirty Water, the Red Sox score 6 in the ninth and win the sucker: unreal.
Seeing a bunch of multi-millionaires jumping up and down while pounding each other on the head is a sight to behold: makes you glad to know they realize it should be fun. Even JD Drew joined in the fun and he's usually as expressive as peat moss.
Also, the Blue Jays AND the Yankees lost today, meaning the Red Sox, at 25-11, hold a 8 game lead over the O's and MFY's and a 10.5 game lead over the Jays and Rays.
Life. Is. Good.