I REALLY wanted the Red Sox to win that game


Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Now it may sound odd for me to single out one game that I wanted the Red Sox to win. I mean I am a Red Sox fan. Don’t I want them to win EVERY game?

True.

But I also know the Red Sox are in full rebuilding mode. I know that they are out of it and focused on 2015 and beyond. I get that and I know they are going to finish well under .500.

These were the YANKEES. I want them to beat the Yankees. I had visions of a sweep. They were up 3-0 and finished the game with the tying run at the plate. To be in a position to sweep the Yankees and drag them back to .500 with a Sunday win would have been delicious.

If the Red Sox aren’t doing squat in their World Series defense, I want them to take the Yankees down as well. And one crappy inning kept that from happening.

Sure, a win tonight is still a series win. But I wanted that to be a formality.

What have you learned about your pal Sully? I can be very very petty.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The A’s bats were dead early and looked like they were going to miss Cespedes more than we thought. Then an 8 run 5th turned the day around, made an 8-3 winner out of Jon Lester who beat KC. DODGED BULLET

41 Dodged Bullets 34 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +7

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Jake Peavy’ terrible luck continued. He kept the Mets off the board until the 7th but the Giants bats couldn’t rally and fell 4-2. TEETH GRINDER

41 Dodged Bullets 35 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 6

 

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Allen Webster was given a 3-0 lead but couldn’t hold it for a single inning. His wildness set up the Red Sox 6-4 loss to the Yankees. TEETH GRINDER

35 Dodged Bullets 44 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -9

 

Win tonight, Red Sox, and I will be content. In fact just beat up the Yankees the rest of the year and rebuild.

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