A. J. Pierzynski evidently ticked off a lot of his former Boston teammates by staring at his cellphone a lot in the clubhouse. I guess Red Sox players don’t spend a lot of time in Starbucks when everyone is staring at their iPhones all day.
Either way, the Red Sox had their second walk off win in as many days with A. J. gone. This time it took a no hitter breaking rally to take the lead, a replay going against them and Koji blowing another save before Mike Carp won the game.
The Red Sox are younger. The Red Sox are more exciting. And they are perfect since dumping A.J. Granted, it is a small sample size, but I will take it.
Meanwhile in San Francisco, the A’s clobbered the Giants and continue to show why they are the best team in baseball.
Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
36 Dodged Bullets 27 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
36 Dodged Bullets 29 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 7
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The Red Sox rallied for a 3-1 lead. But an overturned call and a blown save by Koji sent the game into extra innings. Mike Carp’s pinch hit single beat the White Sox for the second walk off in as many days, 4-3. DODGED BULLET
31 Dodged Bullets 37 Teeth Grinders
I’m not saying the Red Sox are going to repeat. But a team like this is a lot more fun to watch.