Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Coocoo for Coco

Red Sox - 2
Devil Rays - 1

W: Gagne (3-0)
L: Reyes (1-2)

This game was full of comebacks and reasons to smile. Jon Lester made his 2007 Fenway debut and received about 4 standing ovations. He pitched extremely well, going 7 innings, allowing just 1 ER and just 2 hits, striking out 4. Jon didn't pick up the victory because it was a 1-0 Devil Rays advantage for the entire game. Mike Timlin came up huge striking out BJ Upton with the bases loaded and ending the 8th. Eric Gagne also made his own "comeback." After pitching poorly in his first few Red Sox games Eric Gagne struck out the side in the 9th inning setting up what Jerry Remy called one of the most exciting Red Sox victories of the year. Mike Lowell tied the game with a solo home run and Coco Crisp won the game on an RBI single knocking in Jason Varitek. Coco had been out for a few games with what the Red Sox believed was some sort of virus. It's exciting because the Sox gained a game on the Yankees and the team performed well.

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