Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Small Victory

Game 118 - Red Sox

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 9
Record:67-51

Good gracious. Even the wins hurt these days. The Sox blew three different four-run leads and tried to give away a three-run advantage in the bottom of the 8th before holding on to win. Based on my emotion after Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final out, I'm not sure I'd have felt any worse had the Sox lost.

On the bright side, it was, in fact, a victory. And coupled with Joe Mauer's personal demolition of the Rangers' pitching staff, it brought the Sox back to level with Texas in the Wild Card race. Every thorn has a rose, or something.

1 comment:

TJ said...

Clay Bucholz must be getting a little sick of facing staff ace after staff ace. He probably dreams of the day he gets to face Brett Tomko or Sergio Mitre.