It seems as if the Red Sox love nothing more than to piss us off by giving up leads in games and then reeling our love back in by pulling off a win late in games and tonight was no different versus the Cubs.
Hanley Ramirez got the scoring started for both teams after a 2-run ding dong that was another moon shot, kind of like the one he hit the day before, driving in Benintendi to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead that they would hold until the 5th inning when Kris Bryant hit a cock shot out of Fenway to make it 2-1.
In typical Red Sox bullpen fashion, Joe Kelly came in and did his best pre-glasses Rick Vaughn impersonation walking the first two batters. As if that wasn’t wild enough, the Cubs tied the game on a wild pitch from Kelly after Jon Jay came all the way from second to score when Vazquez apparently became Hellen Keller and couldn’t find the ball. 2-2 now.
Here comes the late inning magic. In the bottom of the 8th, Boston gets the bases JUICED with no outs after Hernandez, Benintendi and Bogaerts get on base. Mookie came up and struck out so all seemed lost. Then the Cubs ran into some pitching problems of their own (welcome to the club.) Hernandez comes in to score on a wild pitch to take the lead back 3-2 over the Cubs. Then in typical snowball fashion, Moreland grounded out bringing in Bogaerts to make it 4-2. Then Pedey reached on a throwing error which then scored two more for the Red Sox as the error brought in Benintendi and Hanley to make it 6-2. Most of those runs weren’t earned but at this point fuck it, I’ll take them.
The Red Sox got another strong outing from Eduardo Rodriguez, AKA E-Rod, as he goes 6 innings with 9 strikeouts and only giving up the one earned run. If he can consistently continue to do this that would be great for Red Sox pitching.
This lead was too big for even the Red Sox to blow in one inning as Matt Barnes returned from his suspension and shut shit down. The Red Sox would go on to win 6-2 taking the series from the defending world series champions Cubs and their annoying ass fans.