19 innings and an L. Papelbon blows the save by giving up a homer with two outs in the 9th. They score two runs in the 11th, only to give them back in the bottom half of the inning, missing a major baserunning error in the process. They almost made that double play to get out of it, too. Ginger and I went out to dinner right after that, dropped off some stuff for Xander (sleeping over at a friend’s house) and even drove around a bit before returning and the game was still going.
I knew when Rudy Seanez came in it was over, but he held together for over two innings before falling apart. I really can’t expect more than that.
The Yankees lost, too. We could have picked up a whole game on them.
I guess I have to be happy with how the Sox are playing, but if Foulke, Clement, and Wells are all going to be unavailable indefinitely, we need pitching. Hopefully Theo has something in the works.
I have to admit that it sure is fun watching the Sox play stellar defense. I can’t remember that happening in my lifetime.
It would have been nice to win that game, though. Sigh.