FINAL: Red Sox 9 Yankees 8
Yes, I was one of those cocky bastids who thought the Red Sox had this game won when they were up 7-2 Then came the 7th inning…and it was friggin painful. Matt Thornton came in to relieve Jake Peavy and the game went to shit from there. Thornton and Junichi Tazawa combined to give up four runs.
But this team just doesn’t friggin quit. Mike Napoli singled off of Mariano River in the 9th. Pinch runner Quintin Berry stole second and went to third on a throwing error. Then my man, Stephen Drew came through with a friggin clutch single to tie the game.
For the record, Stephen Drew has been officially off my shit list for a while. And Im convinced he and JD have different fathers or something. This guy has been more productive this season for the Red Sox than JD Drew was in his five seasons here. The dude hit one grand slam in the 2007 ALCS. Other than that, he contributed nothing. But I digress.
Anyway, so it was Shane Victorino who drove in the game winning run in the 10th off of Joba (my mom is a crack head) Chamberlain. So to recap,we got to see Mariano Rivera shit the bed in the 9th and Joba Chamberlain shit the bed in the 10th….and it was pissa.
When a team wins a game like this, you know there is something special going on. Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox would have given up after the shitty seventh inning. This team has something wicked special going on right now.
So, the Red Sox have now won 10 out of their last 12 games and still have the best record in the American League. And the Yankees are now nine games out of first place....and Ive had a pants tent for days.