I wasn’t feeling so great when I saw that the Red Sox pitcher, Rick Porcello, was going up against the Chicago White Sox pitcher, Chris Sale. Sale’s name is being tossed around in talk of a Cy Young award; there’s talk about tossing Porcello as his track record is not helping the Red Sox cause.
Porcello, coming off the disabled list, pitched his best game of the season. It’s not like the Red Sox didn’t have lots of chances. Sales got into early trouble with walking runners and hitting a batter. He was doing much better than he did when he pitched against Boston, but in Boston, when he didn’t even make it to five innings. The Red Sox just couldn’t take advantage; Hanley Ramirez couldn’t pull the trigger with the bases loaded. Rusney Castillo got picked off base quite easily.
Travis Shaw came threw for BoSox, delivering the first two runs of the game. But is two runs, even the three runs the Sox have now, enough. Can the bullpen not blow it like they have been?
Robbie Ross came in and shut the ChiSox down. Red Sox Nation is collectively sitting on the edges of our seats. Two outs in the 9th inning. Phew. The Red Sox won the game. Yippee! Double Yippee because earlier in the day, I watched the Yankees lose again to the Houston Astros.