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Short Take: Sox Strike late (again) and walk off the Rangers.


WOW! The Sox have been on a serious role with late inning runs this week. Even the 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday was made closer by a late game surge that fell just short. The next night they did it again after surrendering their 1-run lead in the 8th they fought back for 3 of their own in the final two innings. Then after a blow out loss and a more traditional win the Sox decided to up their game. Early on, tonight, they took a small lead but the pitching fell apart and the Sox found themselves in a massive hole. That's when the late-inning heroics kicked in as the Sox scored 4 runs in the final two innings to walk off the Rangers 8-7.

What's this about another walkoff? Well it goes like this... The Sox started the scoring early when Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier went back-to-back in the first inning to put the Sox up 2-0. Unfortunately the bats then went mostly cold and Mike Pelfrey channeled his inner gascan and the Rangers scored 5 unanswered on a couple of bombs and a bunch of singles to take a 5-2 lead after 3.5. Frazier then came back to line his second of the game into the left field seats to bring the Sox back within 2. Sadly, Chris Beck then came in and managed to give up an infield single on a full swinging bunt before walking the bases loaded. Then with two outs Elvis Andrus singled up the middle to stretch the Rangers lead back to 4. Beck then got pulled but Omar Minaya got out of the jam with no further damage. Unfortunately, the Sox were now down 7-3 and it looked like a replay of the game two nights ago where the bullpen just made things worse and worse.

Fortunately that impression didn't last long. The Andrus single would be the last two runs the Rangers would score as Minaya, Holmberg and Swarzak would combine for 3 further innings of one-hit no-run baseball. Swarzak even struck out the side in the 9th for good measure. Meanwhile the offense kept chipping away at the Rangers' lead. Yolmer Sanchez got the party started with a 2-out double in the 6th, moving to third on a wild pitch and scoring when Kevan Smith singled him home. In the 8th Sanchez repaid the favor and drove home Melky Cabrera who had singled and advanced to second on a passed ball when Abreu struck out swinging. Unfortunately that still left the Sox down two but it set the stage nicely for the ninth. Adam Engel got things rolling with a lead off single. After Omar Narvez popped out Willie Garcia singled with Engel smartly stopping at second. Alen Hanson then singled and Engel scored easily and again, the Sox showed excellent patience as Garcia stopped at second. That set the stage for Melky to do his thing and do it he did. After a pair of swinging strikes sandwiched around a ball Melky smoked a ball that just clipped the right-field line Tim Anderson scored easily and Hanson came screaming around third and dove into home as the ball bounced away from the catcher and the Sox had their 2nd and almost third walkoff win this week.

And the screams of delight could be heard in San Francisco. Well... not really. I don't think anyone is that heavily invested in the team and I merely smiled and shut down the computer I was watching on. Still it's always nice to have a walkoff win and the fact the Sox are showing signs of life at all is enjoyable even if this team is going nowhere slowly at the moment. Well tomorrow is another day, another chance to win in whatever fashion they can. Or not. Can Derek Holland pitch well? Will the bats be hot or cold? Will they make another late-inning charge? Tune in at 1:10 Chicago time to find out.

 REBUILD?!?!?!? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING REBUILD... sorry, I get kind of emotional after walk off wins... carry on.

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