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Showing posts with label Ryan Lavarnway. Show all posts


Red Sox and Rays Both Victorious, Wild Card Still Tied

If you watched any of the Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night, we hope you caught the Adam Jones at bat in the bottom of the ninth inning with two out and a man on second. What an attention whore.

After ten agonizing pitches, Jonathan Papelbon eventually got Jones to ground out on a slider and end the game. The 8-7 victory, combined with the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-3 win over the New York Yankees, allowed the Red Sox to stay alive another day in the American League Wild Card hunt.

Boston went yard four times in the evening, including two homers off the bat of adorable rookie catcher Ryan Lavarnway. The Yale philosophy major who never even played a big league game before this August, nailed a three-run shot in the fourth before adding a solo shot for good measure to give his team an 8-4 lead in the eighth. The O's tried to rally late in the game, but Papelboner was having none of that.

The Red Sox will send workhorse Jon Lester to the mound on three days' rest to face Alfredo Simon in the season finale Wednesday night in an effort to punch their fourth ticket to the postseason in five years.


Kevin Youkillis Lands on the DL with a Bad Back

The Boston Red Sox placed Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a sore back, from AAA to take his spot on the roster and act as designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

Youkilis had already missed a bunch games over the last week due to the injury, and looked like a crippled elderly woman during Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Terry Francona said after watching that fiasco, the team finally decided to shut him down.