This was another great performance by the Boston bullpen, and was a much-needed second straight win, their first winning streak of the season, as sad as that is. But the Sox got lucky. The baseball Gods seriously wanted the Sox to win this game. The breaks were everywhere, whether it was a sure double play ball hitting the second base bag to deflect for a hit, or Aubrey Huff’s two errors at first. OK, Huff was dismal at first base.
The only player who looked bad for the Sox was David Ortiz.
Let’s be real, when Nick Markakis hit the grand slam to put the O’s up 7-0, I called it. I was done, I conceded the loss. For some reason I still watched, and was rewrded with an absurd win. It was an excellent and exciting game throughout.