FINAL: Red Sox 9 A's 6
I honestly though the bullpen was going to piss this one away. I really did. Mike Napoli's grand slam put the Red Sox up 9-3 in the fifth but when the eighth inning rolled around and Clayton Mortensen gave up those 3 runs, I thought it was over. Thankfully, that didnt happen and I Im not sitting here bitching about the bullpen today.
The Red Sox have now won 8 of their last 10 games and have the best record in the American League. Im not going to bitch about anything right now.
I think John Farrell is most likely going to win Manager of the Year, Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester are going to be in the Cy Young discussion and the Red Sox are, at the very least, going to win the AL East and at the very worst win the Wild Card. Book it.
Seriously though, if John Farrell doesn't win Manager of the Year I am going to be pissed. They could play .500 baseball the rest of the season and he would still deserve to win that award.
Its nice to see Andrew Bailey pitching like an actual closer. He got his fourth save of the season and basically guaranteed that Joel Hanrahan's new role with this team will be on mop up duty only.