The guy has run to first base how many times in his eight seasons? To break inside the baseline and spike Casey Kotchman at first in the ninth is miles from acceptable.
Nobody’s going to tell Joe that wasn’t intentional. Total BS at the end of what was a once-every-10-years play by Evan Longoria at third base.
Of course, that was all thankfully meaningless in a glorious 4-0 win for the good guys. James Shields was phenomenal with another complete game. Justin Ruggiano keeps tearing the cover off the ball. And the we’ll-take’m basehits dropped in for the good guys in the eighth.
Boston’s winning streak was buried firmly up their ass.
Despite the hatred of the Sox, Joe’s still a sentimental guy. The boos for Carl Crawford didn’t feel right. And the Crawford-Shields battle — a dozen or so pitches ending in a strikeout — stirred a lot of memories and emotion.
Just under 21k in the stands. Joe’s not one to talk attendance, but that’s got to be a very, very bad sign.