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Beam Us Up, Scotty!

August 4 vs. California Angels


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Short Take:Things are always sweeter when the Sox win in walk-off fashion.

There are games a team lets slip away from them that they should have won. There are also games a team wins when it could have easily been a loss. Tonight's game against the AL-best California Angels was one that would fall under the later. Jose Contreras struggled for yet another outing; but, the bullpen backed him up well, and our Palehose were able to scratch and claw their way back to a 5-4 walk-off victory.

Gordon Beckham must have had a special girl in the stands who's love he did not want to lose tonight, so Bacon delivered a solo blast in his first at bat to put our Sox up by one two batters into the game. TCQ followed suit the next frame with his own solo shot to center field that was a no-doubter.

The 2-0 lead did not last very long, as Contreras had troubles finding the plate in the top of the third, and the Halos put up a crooked number as a result. He walked the first two batters (Erik Aybar and Gary Matthews Jr.) who were both sacrificed over by Jeff Mathis. After spelling-challenged Figgens took a free pass of his own, Aybar scored on an errant pitch by Contreras. Sox killer Bobby Abreu delivered once again for a Sox opponent, as he singled in both Matthews Jr. and the one who sucks at spelling (that's SHAWN, if you're reading this, oh you Halo third baseman). Contreras saw one more batter, whom he walked, and then Ozzie made the call to the bullpen to bring in Friday's starter, DJ Carrasco, who pitched pretty effectively tonight, refusing to allow the rest of the bullpen to be overworked. DJ pitched four innings! I love Ozzie, but one of his biggest weaknesses seems to be leaving pitchers in a batter or two too long, which happened tonight. It's fortunate that Carrasco was able to come in without allowing any more damage.

The Halo lead was very short-lived, as Jermaine "never say" Dye singled, took a gamble and advanced all the way to third on an error by Mr. Bad Speller, which allowed Big Jim first base. The gamble paid off, as Walnuts sacrificed him home to knot the score at three.

California tacked on a run to take a 4-3 lead in the 5th. The next couple of frames, Angel starter John Lackey retired our Sox in order; but, in the 7th frame, our Sox had a little 2-out magic happen. Speedy Scotty Pods reached on a bunt double. He bunted the ball down the 3rd base line into left field, and it fell between Figgens and Juan Rivera. As any Sox fan knows, when Scotty runs, he RUNS, so he was easily able to reach 2nd. Bacon delivered again singling in the speedster.

When it looked like this one was going into extras, Jayson Nix doubled in the bottom of the final frame to the centerfield wall with two out and was singled home by the man of the day...You guessed it...Scotty Pods...who was mobbed by his teammates on the field, and all 30,000+ in the house were sent into a frenzy.

This certainly is the hardest month in the entire season looking at our schedule. Our Sox so far have gone 4-1 in this stretch that could be referred to as "Hell Time." If more of this continues, and our Sox can keep on winning games against the best in the league, the Twins and Tigers could be in some SERIOUS trouble! And, I cannot think of anything better than that. Our Sox have an opportunity to possibly knot this division in a virtual tie tomorrow with another win and a Detroit loss. Already having faced the best pitcher in this series, we are really looking in good shape against the Angels this week, whom we are 4-1 against this season, by the way! Stud Gavin Floyd will tow the rubber against Halo newbie Sean O'Sullivan. Same time, same place, different channel (CSN+, Channel 666 for those of you like me who have DirecTV). GO SOX!!!

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4 Stars: Scotty Pods, Bacon, TCQ, and walk-off heroics.


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