Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red Sox End Skid in Style (5-9)

Last year, the Sox were 2-7 vs the Rangers, making me even more worried about their dismal losing skid. But that skid is the past! They won, largely thanks to Darnell McDonald (right). Pinch-hitting in the 8th inning, he went deep for his first home run in Red Sox uniform (it was his first game in a Red Sox uniform but oh well) that tied the game at 6-6. But in the 9th, he delivered a walk-off single that won the game! The man McDonald hit for wasn't too bad either, Josh Reddick went 1-3 with a 2-run double that should've been just an RBI double but we'll take the extra run. Tim Wakefield had a tough start, he allowed 6 runs in 6 innings and he is now 0-1/6.38/11 in 3 starts. The Red Sox came back from a 2-6 deficit and they won! I can hardly beleive it, although they still need to come back and get a better record, 5-9 is not too great. Tonight, Josh Beckett 1-0/3.86/13 pitches against Matt Harrison 0-1/1.38/7 so I hope they can keep winning!

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part of the walk off was McDonald's tempered fist-pump celebration as he made it to 2nd that quickly interned into celebration frenzy as he faced the dugout and Paps et al. jumped all over him. That moment must have been in McDonald's dreams since he was a kid. Another fine example of why this sport kicks butt.

    go sox.