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Apr 29 2008

Red Sox Snap Losing Streak; Pedroia Saves Possible Run

After the longest losing streak of the season at 5 games, the Red Sox were able to pull off a win thanks to Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia. Tonight’s pitchers were Jon Lester and Roy Halladay of Toronto. Halladay is a remarkable pitcher but he threw a complete game loss tonight when Ortiz came around to score with the help of Youk. I will get to that in a minute. Tonight’s game is proof that Dustin Pedroia was the right choice for Rookie of the Year in 2007 because of his amazing defense (Offense too).

Just like in the 7th inning of Clay Buchholz no hitter last year, Pedroia made the play of the game. However, this time it was in the top of the 9th inning with a man on 2nd, 2 outs, score tied 0-0. The ball flew over the head of Papelbon and everyone thought it was a RBI single, but Dustin dove then throwing it to first to get the out and end the frame.

In the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, they walked Ortiz (who almost hit a HR earlier in the AB) putting Manny at the plate. Manny hit the ball into center field putting Ortiz on second. Youk walks up and hits a ball to short left-center dropping to the ground. It would have been a close play at the plate if the outfielder was able to hang onto the ball and actually get a throw off, but he bobbled it and the Red Sox won.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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