Originally posted on Surviving Grady  |  Last updated 8/7/13
I figured Monday night’s game, which saw the Red Sox shut down by the worst team in baseball, would be the oddity in this series. Turns out it was just an appetizer. Last night’s slugfest was one of the oddest and more confounding Red Sox games I’ve ever witnessed and I’m happy that when the dust cleared, they emerged with a win. Among the strange happenings: Ryan Lavarnway nearly went ******* trying to contain Steven Wright’s knuckleball in the first, tying an MLB record with four passed balls. If the guy headed for the local tavern between innings, I wouldn’t have blamed him. The Sox surrendered a whopping 10 runs to a team that, once again, is the worst in the bigs. I know the Wright start was something of an experiment. But, dude. Twenty-five runs were plated in total. Ellsbury went yard twice, convincing even the most skeptical that Scott Boras was somehow pulling the strings of this game, and likely wearing one of those pointy wizard hats while doing it. Lavarnway got instant redemption
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