Saturday, September 22, 2007


Its amazing how quickly a win turns into a loss sometimes. Its even more amazing how the Red Sox turn a loss into a win. The fangraph for this has to be crazy. After blowing a 5-3 lead the Red Sox went into the top of the ninth inning down a run with three outs to go before a loss.

On the second pitch of the inning by Rays closer Al Reyes, Cap'n Tek homered. Tie game. Next batter, Hinske, doubles. After a pop up by Coco Crisp, Julio Lugo homered. 6-5 turns into 8-6.

Enter Paps fresh off his grand slam performance of two days ago. He takes care of business 1-2-3. Game over. Sox win.

AL East: Detroit lost to Kansas City 7-4. This means the Red Sox have qualified for the 2007 American League playoffs!!

In other less important news, the Yankees finally won in the tenth inning after a see-saw battle with Toronto. They remain 2.5 games back of Boston.

The Sox comeback win was great for many reasons, not the least of which was that it took advantage of a great opportunity tonight as both Anaheim and Cleveland lost. Boston picks up games on both teams and for now, regains the best record in the American League. The standings for such are as follows:

Boston.........92-63.. -

Tomorrow (Sunday): The Red Sox wrap up their season against the Rays. Tim Wakefield faces Edwin Jackson at 1:40pm EST.


In other, even less important news, I will be down in DC tomorrow for the Redskins/Giants game, so I won't be blogging tomorrow. Suffice it to say that I will make up for that this Monday and on through this coming week. Go Skins! Go Sox! That is all.

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