It has been a real joy to watch this Red Sox team this season. They won the 15-inning nail-biter with a walk-off, then within 22-hours, another walk-off, this time coming back from a 5-run deficit in 9th inning. With Thursday’s walk-off, the team have walked off whopping 11th time this season, most by any MLB team this season. Here is the recap of all 11 walk-offs. Globe graphics department should really combine those two into one to make it a really strong graphic…
From the game notes:
The 11 walk-off wins are the Sox’ most in a season since 1978 (11)…Boston last had more walk-off wins in 1961 (12) and is 2 shy of the club record for walkoff wins in a season (13 in 1940), according to Elias. (I absolutely love reading Game Notes. So geeky.)
Then the Red Sox get former-Cy Young winner Jake Peavy. There are some mixed reaction like this one from Boston and this one from Chicago, and both are valid, but I think this is a great deal. Especially if Xander Bogaerts is 75% as great as those players mentioned in this article, Manny Machado, Yasiel Puig, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Wil Myers… It is an exciting time for young players in MLB. Let’s put some faith in Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. and the like.
And John Henry buys the Globe. I think this is good!
I been tweeting nonsense since May 19, 2007 (such long time ago, can you believe that?). I put weekly digests of my tweets on this blog, so that I can search for it quicker using my blogâ€™s search function. I tweet awfully a lot about baseball (I am a Red Sox fan, if you didnâ€™t notice), but if you are interested, please follow me at @DaigoFuji. Here are my tweets between Jul 27 and Aug 2: