Everything is coming up Mookie. Picture by Kelly O'Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com

Everything is coming up Mookie. Picture by Kelly O’Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com

For most of us, “Mookie Madness” was an experience that was only felt through a minor league box score or a game recap, but on Wednesday night Red Sox nation got to see first hand what Mookie Madness is all about. Down by4 runs in the 8th inning, Betts’ sharp grounder to short looked like a routine out. However, Betts didn’t just bust it down the line and beat Alexei Ramirez throw to first, he kept running to a vacated second base. Betts’ aggressive base running sparked a 3 run Red Sox rally, which trimmed the deficit to 1. In the 9th, it was Betts again sparking a Boston rally. With the Red Sox two outs away from another one run loss, White Sox reliever Javy Guerra hit Betts’ in the side with an errant pitch. Daniel Nava entered the game as a pinch hitter and promptly served an RBI double into left field-center to knot the score at 4. However, the score didn’t stay tied for long, as the next batter Brock Holt lined a single into right field to score Nava and win the game for Boston.

  • While he is seven games deep into his rehab outing, Will Middlebrooks — remember that guy? — is not close to returning to the majors. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wants the 25 year old to gain consistent at-bats, and get more exposure to the corner outfield spots. (Middlebrooks not close to return)
  • While there is 72 games left this season, being in last place in the AL East and 11 games below .500 has put the Red Sox in a seemingly insurmountable hole. Therefore, Boston should sell their valuable major league pieces, promote their promising prospects, and start to formulate their plan of attack for the 2015 season. (The season is over for the Red Sox)
  • Tweet of the day: In time, perhaps we’ll have our own Molina-type