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Adam Dunn Shuts Up the Bronx

May 23rd vs. Yankees


Daily Sox Crop Report:
Donkey Mash!
Adam Dunn smash!

Short Take:   Adam Dunn walk off blast gives the Sox a 6-5 win and a happy ending after a long, cold and frustrating game

Adam Dunn just silenced all of the Bronx. And Staten Island. And parts of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey.

And those populaces are not easily silenced 

It was not easy though. You would think that a day after Chris Sale completely silenced the Yankees, their fans would have enough humility or at the very least, enough common sense, to walk around like a bunch of braying jackasses. But then again, these are Yankee fans. They are a different breed of obnoxious animal, perhaps not quite as obnoxious as their Red Sox brethren, but obnoxious enough to make you wish they'd never escaped whatever Bronx Zoo they came from.

Unfortunately, Hector Noesi gave Yankee fans lots to chirp about.

Noesi gave up three runs in the first on a three run homer to Brian McCann. Amazingly, that's all the runs that Noesi would give up, even though he walked five and was 3-2 on every batter he faced. Or at least it seemed like he was. He probably was.

The Sox took a 4-3 lead on Alexei Ramirez's 7th home run (he hit 6 in all of 2013, sorry for making you think about 2013) in the 5th and it looked like Noesi was all set to pick up his first win since 2012.

That's when things got weird. Or rather, Robin Ventura started making some weird decisions, which is another way of saying Robin Ventura is the manager of the White Sox.

Even though Noesi was nearing 100 pitches and had struggled all night, Ventura left him in for the sixth. The first guy he faced was Brian McCann. You know, the guy who hit a home run off of him in the first.

Sure enough, McCann absolutely crushes a ball aaaaand it just dies right before the warning track. Noesi walked someone named Yangervis Solarte (AKA "Not A-Rod") but then got Ichiro to ground into a good ol' 1-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Okay, so Robin gambled in 6th and won but then came the 7th.

Downs was warming earlier, presumably for an appearance in the 6th, since he'd face two lefties then. Instead Robin brought him in the 7th to face Brian Roberts. A brilliant move until you remember that Roberts is a switch hitter and righties are hitting .286 with a .790 OPS against Downs. And of course, Roberts lead off the inning with a base hit.

The Yankees then pinch-hit Alfonso Soriano (you know, the guy the Cubs are paying $13 million to play for the Yankees), a right handed hitter who destroys lefties. Have I mentioned that Downs struggles against righties? Jake Petricka, a righty, was up and ready in the bullpen. So naturally Robin left Downs in there to give up a base hit to Soriano. So, finally Robin takes out his lefty specialist, who didn't face a single lefty, and brings in the righty Petricka to face Brett Gardner...a lefty.

It's like some weird Jedi-mind trick, where it makes complete sense if you don't think about it.

The Yankees of course wound up scoring two runs in the 7th and already obnoxious Yankee fans were becoming even more obnoxious.

The Sox managed to get the tying run all the way to third in the 8th but couldn't drive him in. It looked bleak. True, the Yankees didn't have Mariano Rivera waiting in the bullpen anymore but they were 21-0 when they led going into the 9th.

It started quietly. These kind of things always start quietly. Dayan Viciedo chopped a base hit between short and third. The tying run was on base. Adam Dunn was at the plate.

It sounded like something was shot out of a cannon when Dunn made contact. David Robertson, the Yankees closer, certainly look like he had been shot by SOMETHING.

It was an absolute no doubter. For a moment, for one sweet, glorious, beautiful moment, Yankee fans were completely silent.

Enjoy the silence.

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 Hold. The Sox offense is certainly plenty good but the pitching need a lot of help and there's been a lot of curious decisions made off the bench of late.


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