Can’t sleep. Might as well write this post. Im on my phone so apologies for formatting. To our Florida peeps – please be careful!
Blue Jays 10, Rangers 1
Red Sox 4, Indians 5
I missed the Rangers game, but I did see most of the the Red Sox-Indians game. Did any of y’all see the Texas Blue Jay Massacre?
Cole Hamels, who isn’t without postseason pedigree, got lit up. Reports were that he was being booed by the hometown crowd. That’s something I find unacceptable. Hamels is a great, great pitcher. I would love to see him in a Cub or Brave uniform and if you’re honest with yourself, you’d want him in your team’s laundry, too.
Marco Estrada held it down for Toronto. Now we wait for Yu Darvish to see if Texas can even it up before they travel to Canada.
Now…the other big game of the night, that was interesting. Cy Young contender Rick Porcello matched up with notable Duke Blue Devils fan Trevor Bauer. This was not a MadBum/Thor pitching duel, friends.
Started out with a Red Sox run,then Lonnie Chisenhall drove in a run to tie the game. And then the bottom of the third happened.
Perez knocks a solo homer. Then Jason Kipnis smacked a bomb of his own. Then immediately Francisco Lindor joined the home run derby with his own solo shot. Porcello was rattled! The craziest thing was next batter Mike Napoli taking a foul ball monstrously deep. It left the ballpark! Imagine if that would have been fair. Porcello would have been destroyed.
Another cool development was that Terry Francona brought out closer Andrew Miller….in the middle of the game. Two innings of work, the heart of the deadly Boston lineup, and they held onto the lead. The boys from the Magical Land of Cleve rocked their bullpen to victory.
Let’s see what happens tonight.