19 July 2011
The Red Sox took 16 innings to beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Sunday night, well technically it was Monday morning by the time the game ended. The Sox beat Baltimore 15-10 in nine innings on Monday night. What a difference (less than) a day makes!
The recent bad blood between the Red Sox and Orioles no doubt had an effect. David Ortiz is currently serving his three-game suspension due to his altercation with Gregg. Jacoby Ellsbury served as DH, his first time at that position this year. (Possibly his first time ever playing a whole game at DH, but I lost patience with Baseball-Reference.com and gave up looking. Let me know if you know.)
Fights, ejections, pitchers’ duels, 8-run innings: who says baseball is boring?! You never know what you will get. Will we see more fireworks in tonight’s game? We will have to wait and see.