Yes, the final score of this game was 19-17 with the Boston Red Sox coming out on top after scoring 10 runs in the first inning capped off by two three-run homers by slugger David Ortiz.
Charlie Zink’s career debut went as follows: 4.1 innings pitched, 11 hits, 8 runs (all earned), one walk and one strikeout.
That will be a game and a career debut Zink will never forget.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 32 second save of the season in the ninth.
Star of the Game: Red Sox Resiliency
After seeing a 10 run lead collapse most teams could pack it in, but not these Red Sox who fired back after Manny Delcarmen also pitched poorly giving up three runs (two-earned) in 1.1 innings pitched. Also Kevin Youkilis gets a nod for the star of the game – along with Ortiz – for smacking two home runs with the biggest one coming in the bottom of the eighth.
Next Game: I am still thinking about this one
This would def be an ESPN instant classic. Anyone agree?