Pete LepakRedSoxLife Staff Writer
I had the whole article written by the eighth inning. I knew this game was over, and as it approached 2am, my eyes began to get heavy as I waited for the game to end. Unfortunately for the Red Sox and Ryan Dempster, Boston blew their 4 run lead in the ninth and lost it in the 11th. While Dempster pitched well enough for the win, his bullpen imploded and gave up 6 runs in the last three innings of the game. Here are the five at bats that changed the game:
1) Early Bird Gets the Worm This year's Sox love to score early. Jacoby Ellsbury looks healthy and has been on a tear of late, and he gets the game started with a single. With two outs, David Ortiz hits a weak grounder to third base but it's so slow, he and Ellsbury reach without a problem. With Mike Napoli up, Ellsbury takes off for third base on the pitch, and catcher Chris Ianetta throws behind third baseman Brendan Harris. The ball rolls into the outfield and Ellsbury scurries hom...