I can get used to THIS Red Sox team!

How did this happen?
A dead from the neck up Red Sox team came staggering into Fenway Park against the Tampa Bay Rays, the team that will probably win the AL East.

So naturally they took the first 3 games of the series and will play the Patriots Day Game to try and complete the sweep.

Of course Cody Ross subs for Jacoby Ellsbury and crushes a pair of homers.

And they have as many wins they could have lost as they have losses they could have won.

How odd is that?

Let’s update the tally.
DODGED BULLET GAMES -3

April 9 – 4-2 win in Toronto. (A day after blowing leads in the 9th and 11th, the Sox win their first game of the year with a 3 run 9th inning rally capped off by Ryan Sweeney’s 2 out go ahead RBI single)
April 14 – 13-5 win against Tampa Bay. (Buchholz fell behind 4-0 in the first but the Sox slugged 5 homers to come from behind.)
April 15 – 6-4  win against Tampa Bay. (David Ortiz doubled twice including a tie breaker in the 6th.)

TEETH GRINDER GAMES -3

April 5 – 3-2 loss in Detroit. (The Red Sox rally to tie the season opener with 2 outs in the 9th only to lose on a bases loaded walk off single by Austin Jackson.)
April 8 – 13-12 loss in Detroit. (The Red Sox bullpen surrender a 3 run game tying homer in the 9th to Cabrera and Avila smacked a 2 run, 2 out walk off come from behind homer to win it in as brutal a loss as you will ever see.
April 11 – 3-1 loss in Toronto. (Lester throws a complete game but Ricky Romero shut down Boston’s bats and Rajai Davis manufactured a critical run.)

EVEN!

Are you kidding me?
A win tomorrow and the Sox will be at .500?
How did THIS happen?
See you bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow morning.
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Che-Hsuan Lin is Chinese for Moonlight Graham

So the Red Sox needed a backup outfielder for yesterday’s game. Up from Pawtucket came Chei-Hsuan Lin. He comes in to one game as a defensive replacement, then is sent back to the minors the next day.

Sound familiar?
Wasn’t that Burt Lancaster’s fate in Field of Dreams?
Doc Graham played one game as Moonlight Graham with the 1905 New York Giants. He never got to bat and never played in the majors again.

I am hoping that Lin gets into another game some day. Maybe get an at bat without having to resort to hitting a sacrifice fly as a ghost in an Iowa cornfield.

And if he never gets an at bat, I hope he becomes a beloved doctor in Minnesota.

It’s possible.

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