Boston won game two of the ALCS against the Tigers 6-5 last night on a walk-off single by Jerrod Saltalamacchia in the ninth. But that wouldn't have been much of a moment if the guys hadn't roared back from a 5-0 hole in the sixth inning.
Nearly shut out in game 1 by the amazing Anibel Sanchez, Boston's hitters had their asses handed to them by Cy Young lock Max Scherzer last night. Scherzer went 7 innings giving up only one run. But when the relievers came on, the Boston bats finally woke up. Working some good at bats got a run in the sixth and finally the bases loaded in the eighth for David Ortiz, who didn't disappoint:
Hmmmm, well I tried to embed the video of Ortiz' granny but the MLB embed code didn't work. You'll have to check it out elsewhere :-(
Oh brother! Was that a moment!!
Koji Uehara shut down the Tigers in the top of the ninth and Salty drove in the winning run off former Sox prospect Jose Iglesias' glove. I was dreading the prospect of the guys going to Detroit down 2-0, but now it's a whole new series. I'm liking the Lackey v Verlander match-up, that should be like Game 1's pitching duel.
Still better fear the beard, baby! There's no quit in this team!