4.13.2014 Red Sox @ Bisons - Justin Henry's Grandmother Loves Him

7-5 Pawtucket in a 12-inning game that ended with a position player pitching. I know you love that.

Starter for Pawtucket was Allen Webster, who was kind of all over the place. He's working some stuff out. Maybe his parents are getting divorced, or at the very least his mother is sleeping with someone on the side. Or maybe... Well, let the record show that I made the drinky drinky motion.

Webster pitched five innings and gave up four runs because there's something weird in his arm. Elbow. A strain, maybe some soreness. Muscular fraying? He threw 96 pitches, which would certainly not help. How could you let him do that, Kevin Boles?

Starter for the Buffalo "Blue Jays" Bisons was long tall lefty Sean Nolin, who says crap like "Great thing about living in the northeast for the holidays. You can use outside as a fridge when there's no room inside." (Okay, fair enough.) Nolin also pitched five innings and gave up four runs, but he got seven strikeouts, which is much more exciting.

The scoring kicked off in the third inning. Mike McCoy walked with one out, then made it home when Brock Holt grounded out. In the fourth inning, Ryan Lavarnway and Dan Butler hit back-to-back singles with one out... And then a little bit later on Christian Vazquez walked...And then Mike McCoy hit this big fat double that drove in three runs! 4-3... Oh, wait...

I forgot to mention that Buffalo scored three runs in the bottom of the third. Dan Johnson hit a three-run homer. I'm trying to hurry up!

Back to the fourth inning, Buffalo tied the game up 4-4. All the little things happened, like an error, a force out, a stolen base, a single, blah blah.

So yeah, tie game 4-4 until the seventh inning. Mickey Storey was pitching, and oh dear, he says crap like "Fathers if you don't tell your daughters you love them some Fool will and they will fall 4 it because you didn't.They want 2be loved!" Thank god I don't have to work with this guy. I can't imagine sitting in a bullpen with him all season long. Anyway, Brock Holt doubled and Alex Hassan walked and then at some point Ryan Lavarnway hit an RBI single. That's what you get for being a sinner, Mickey Storey. Hashtag blessed. Hashtag praisehim. 5-4 PawSox.

Ninth inning, all Brayan Villarreal had to do was get three outs. He got Brett Carroll out, but then he walked the catcher Jack Murphy. I don't know from Murphy, but he's a catcher so I'm sure his friends don't call him Speedoo. Matt Tuiasosopo pinch ran and hopped over to second on a wild pitch. Uh-oh. And then Villarreal walked Munenori Kawasaki. GO TALK TO HIM VAZQUEZ.

Well, Villarreal walked Anthony Gose to load the bases. Damn, Brayan, get your house in order. Chris Resop had to take over. Tuiasosopo scored when Steve Tolleson grounded out and tie game, 5-5.

Innings! Innings innings. Resop pitched the tenth, then Tommy Layne came in for the eleventh. Twelfth inning, Chad Jenkins pitching. Jenkins walked Butler, then Garin Cecchini reached on an error. The lovely and talented Christian Vazquez, who has to say crap like "Hey, I'm up here!" when you stare at his arm and salivate, hit a sac fly to score Butler. And then! And then! Jenkins struck out Mike McCoy, which is fine because he is a relatable character in the Pawtucket summer-long mini-series. But little Heiker Meneses doubled, scoring Cecchini and giving Pawtucket a two-run lead.

And you'll never guess who saved the game: Justin Henry. He pitched a 1-2-3 inning, so what the hell.

two things:
1. Meneses went 3-6. Mike McCoy had 3 RBI. Also, Dalier Hinojosa and Drake Britton pitched.

2. "Brentz is having a weird season with his 16.3% walk rate so far. Given that he spent his time in the Dominican practicing hitting in deep counts, I’d like to think this is at least a little more than a fluke" - commenter kimmel09 on Over the Monster.

3. Brentz got zero hits and K'd thrice. Which is totally fine! It's fine!

4. Here's an interview with Sean Nolin that I will listen to later on. (from 1 Blue Jays Way)

Sorry, Sunday games get very little attention from sportswriters so I don't have much to work with.

TONIGHT. Pawtucket's in Rochester. Anthony Ranaudo will face Ralphie May. Or righty Trevor May, whatever.

I love you.

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