Friday, June 20, 2014

Sox Lose. And Contest Update.

Key-ish play of the game: Pedroia lets a ball bounce in order to get a DP with the Sox down by 1 in the 7th, but throws to the wrong base. He tries to go 4-6-3 instead of getting the out at first with the runner stuck about 15 feet off the bag, and then tagging that runner for the deuce. Don/Eck opted not to even talk about this, or whether or not he let the ball fall intentionally in the first place. Anyway, that DP would have ended the inning, but they only got one, and wouldn't ya effin' know it, the A's knock in that run from second after a walk. (On a play in which Xander thought maybe they tagged the runner at third out before the run crossed, but NESN neither talked about it nor showed a replay.)

So that made it a 2-run game, meaning Papi's pinch-hit AB in the 8th didn't have him up as the tying run. And it also meant that Pedroia's double in the 9th didn't put the tying run in scoring position. AJ ended the game with a deep fly that would have tied it had it reached dongtown, but Coco caught it up against the wall. Sox lose, 4-2. (Dude on NESN's Sports Today starts show by calling it "another one-run game.")

And now, a contest update.

18 June games down, 10 to go. 53 runs scored by the team. Zero scored by Victorino, who has yet to play this month. Looking at the entries, I'd say my mom has clinched another contest win, as she has the lowest team total at 100 runs. And she'd win with anything up to 111 runs. The Sox would have to more than double their total so far in about half the amount of games they've played already for her to lose.

When Victorino (supposedly) returns, he'll have 7 June games, so the lower you guessed, the better your chances of winning in that category. Hopefully we get some drama there.

Hope sprang eternal

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