40-21: Lowell comes through in a pinch

The Red Sox continue to play some very good baseball against the National League. Last night, they came out on top in a come from behind victory in extra innings, 4-3.

Julian Tavarez turned in a solid start, going six innings and giving up three runs. Only walking one, he struck out five using 97 pitches. The bullpen took it from there, with scoreless outings from Brendan Donnelly, Hideki Okajima (2-0) and Jonathan Papelbon, who got save number 14.

Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead early, but Jason Varitek homered off of Micah Owings and then doubled off of Brandon Lyon to tie the game. Then in the 10th, David Ortiz walked, with singles ensuing from Youkilis and Drew. Had there been a pinch runner in there, he could have scored, but with just one out, Mike Lowell stepped to the plate. Lowell is a veteran hitter who’s played in the National League for years. He knows what to do in this situation, and lofted a fly ball out to right field to bring home Papi and the game.

J.D. Drew continues to feast on Diamondback pitching, and went 3-5 at the plate. Guess he doesn’t want to be shown up by little bro Stephen, who homered yesterday.

Tito Francona has plenty of NL managerial experience, and is handling the DH-less double-switches pretty well.

I like what I’m seeing from Miguel Montero of the D-backs. He’s a young catcher who can really hit. Everyone’s talking about the Red Sox targeting Jarrod Saltamacchia, but this guy could be just as good, IMHO.

This kind of comeback, one-run victory makes you feel really good. Let’s hope they roll this into another great month.


2 Responses to 40-21: Lowell comes through in a pinch

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  2. donchoi says:

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