ALCS, Game Two

Detroit at Boston. Scherzer v. Buchholz. Detroit leads the series one game to none.

Down 5 – 1, Middlebrooks of the Red Sox doubled to lead off the eighth inning off Jose Veras. After a pitching change, Drew Smyly walked Ellsbury. Al Albuquerque came on to strike out Victorino, but then he gave up a single to Pedroia to load the bases. In came Joaquin Benoit to pitch, up came David Ortiz to hit, and here’s what he did:

To top off those heroics, in the Red Sox ninth Porcello came in to pitch. Johnny Gomes hit an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Iglesias. He moved to third on a wild pitch, and Saltalamacchia singled to left to drive him in with the winning run.

And I missed all of that, having switched to news at 5:00pm right after the 6th inning when Victorino scored the first Red Sox run. Drat and blast!

  • WBBsAs

    I have a hard time getting excited about the AL, though I’ve always felt something of a kinship with Sawx fans, as we both know the Yanquis are evil.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Agreed, but in just nine years and two WS championships, the Red Sox fans have developed nearly as strong a sense of entitlement as Yankee fans have over a century. I find it off-putting.

      • WBBsAs

        The biggest sense of entitlement currently belongs to Gnatfans, but that will dissipate in the coming years.

  • John_from_Aus

    if this result stands, as least we are 0-2 down being away from home and have a chance. I don’t see Boston coming back from this deficit.

    • ASW1

      Was just thinking the same thing – If Boston ends up losing these 1st two at home – would be like Dodgers being down 0-2 having to go to St Louis for the next three – fergetaboutit.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Maybe, but the Sox have a lot of home run hitters, and Comerica Park is a good HR park.

        • John_from_Aus

          so do the Tigers :)

          • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

            Last at-bats wins!

  • ASW1

    Bye bye no-no.

  • ASW1

    Bye-bye shut-out

  • John_from_Aus

    rally time?

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Three more shots at it.

  • 4d3fect

    Well, is Victorino going to suffer a record breaking plunking here?

    • 4d3fect

      Or, rather, enjoy it?

  • ASW1

    If it comes to pass, I will not be sorry to see these bearded Bozo’s from Boston get bounced out of the playoffs.

  • 4d3fect

    Whoa.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Wow!

  • John_from_Aus

    Just tuned back in, I can’t believe they came back to win it

  • dalegribel

    Local paper used the headline Grand Papi. Loved it.