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Home » July 2010 Game CommentsJuly 2010 » If Man is Five

If Man is Five

Then the devil is six, like the six runs in the first inning of the game. And he was in the details, details that home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman missed. Everyone but Dreckman, including Michael Young himself, thought that he struck out. He ran out a dropped foul tip but got to swing again when it was ruled a foul ball. Young singled and the floodgates opened like Somerville on July 10.

While Bill Hall made an error at third that resulted in an unearned run in the second, the utility man turned a pair of impressive defensive gems in later innings. He laid out to rob Bengie Molina of a single (for any other batter it would been a double) down the left field line in the fifth. In the next inning Hall turned an impressive double play, beating Elvis Andrus to third after gloving Ian Kinsler’s grounder and firing across the diamond to nail Kinsler at first.

Hall also clouted a four-bagger over everything in left in the seventh, a true Monster shot. His solo shot joined J.D. Drew’s fourth-inning dinger as the only runs for the local nine in the game. All game it seemed Boston batters were laying good wood on the ball but all their fly balls were in reach of the Texas outfielders, as if they felt at home on the range.

Game 89: July 15, 2010
7W: Tommy Hunter (6-0)
2B: Josh Hamilton – 3 (28), Nelson Cruz (13)
HR: Bengie Molina (4)
Red Sox
2L: Tim Wakefield (3-8)
HR: J.D. Drew (11), Bill Hall (8)

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