Just when you thought it was safe to cancel our flights back to Tampa, this game took quite a turn.
First it was Big Papi finding his power stroke in the nick of time, smashing a 3-run homer in the 7th to make it a 7-4 game.
Then, in the 8th, J.D. Drew crushed a 2-run bomb off Rhode Island’s Dan Wheeler. Now it’s a 1-run game and this crowd is jacked.
You have to wonder though, if bringing Papelbon in for the 7th will come back to haunt the Sox. He threw 38 pitches in his two innings of work, a very high number for him. Let’s say you come back and tie or take the lead… who is shutting the door for you?