Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Game 144: No Youk? No VMart? No Paps? No Problem!
With VMart attending to some personal business, and Kevin Youkilis and Jonathan Papelbon suffering from back woes, the undermanned Red Sox beat the Angels once again at Fenway, 9-8. Trailing 3-0 after 5 1/2 innings, the Red Sox scored five in the sixth, 2 more in the seventh to tie the game at 7, and then, after Danny Ocean gave up a two out single to Bobby Abreu to give LA a 8-7 lead, Boston came up with its own 2 out rally, two walks, a pinch hit single from Farmer Jed, a run scoring walk to tie the game from forgotten Nick Green, Infielder Without Portfolio, and a final, concluding crescendo of Alex Gonzalez, flicking a single into short left field to bring home JD Drew with the winning run.