The Red Sox have decided to wave the white flag in this season, but they are doing it in a smart way.
They are spending the second half of the 2013 World Series defense as early Spring Training for 2015.
Come to Fenway Park and see the Pawtucket Red Sox play in the majors! And I am all for it. And yesterday the Baby Sox came through.
With Chris Sale dominating, the Red Sox saw contributions from Rubby De La Rosa, Christian Vazquez and walk off hero Brock Holt along with Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. A 4-0 8th inning hole turned into a startling 5-4 win.
Granted, they ALSO got help from David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes and Koji Uehara, but who is keeping score.
Actually, I AM!
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
Jason Hammel lost his debut with the A’s, who could not mount a rally against the Giants bullpen and fell 5-2. TEETH GRINDER
36 Dodged Bullets 27 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The Giants finally got off the matt with Cain’s second win of the year and Pence’s bat sunk the A’s, 5-2, and put San Francisco back into a first place tie. DODGED BULLET
36 Dodged Bullets 29 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 7
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Chris Sale dominated the Red Sox into the 8th. But Chicago’s bullpen imploded and Daniel Nava tied the game in the 9th and Brock Holt had Boston walk off 5-4 winners. DODGED BULLETS
30 Dodged Bullets 37 Teeth Grinders
The theme for the rest of the Red Sox’s year… See the defending champs prepare for 2015… And you don’t have to pretend to cheer for AJ Pierzynski anymore