Sunday, June 30, 2013

No June Swoon As The Sox Win Their Fiftieth

Well, Koji Uehara won't be perfect as a closer this season.

He gave up a game-tying home run to the incredibly-hot Jose Bautista in the ninth inning today, but the Sox salvaged the game in the bottom of the ninth on Jays' first baseman Josh Thole's error, and gained a 5-4 win.

I guessing nobody was happier than Koji, who grabbed the vulture win. (Although I saw Andrew Bailey warming up in the bottom of the ninth, so my thoughts were either win this now, or the Sox will be splitting this series. Thank goodness Bailey wasn't needed.)

The Sox took 3 of 4 from the Jays, but it is pretty evident that they need to bolster not only the rotation, but the bullpen. Uehara has done a nice job as closer so far, but how long he will go is an open question. He's pitched in 4 of the last 5 games, and he's 38-years-old.

June ends with the Red Sox at 50-34. It is the AL's best record with three months to play.

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