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Not My Bailey-wick

After blowing the save last night Andrew Bailey is out as closer. Koji Uehara will replace him for tonight’s game; John Farrell made it a point that this may not be a permanent situation. Uehara gets excited enough for holds, imagine when he saves a game. David Ortiz had better be on the lookout. Third base umpire Alfonso Marquez had occasion to flash his fashionable socks as Phil Coke made his habitual sprint to the mound. The reliever probably expended more energy on the run than he did on the three strikes he threw to Jacoby Ellsbury to end the top half of the seventh inning. Game 75: June 20, 2013 Boston Red Sox44-31 3 H: Koji Uehara (13)BS, L: Andrew Bailey (4, 3-1) 2B: Ryan Lavarnway (2), Shane Victorino (6)3B: Jose Iglesias (1)HR: David Ortiz (15) Detroit Tigers40-31 4 W: Drew Smyly (3-0) 2B: Omar Infante (12), Miguel Cabrera (17)HR: Jhonny Peralta (7)...

Baileyed Out

Felix Doubront had a dazzling eight innings of three-hit baseball with no walks and six strikeouts. He passed the baton to Andrew Bailey, who promptly surrendered a solo shot to Kelly Johnson to tie the game 1-1. As Jeor Mormont said to Samwell Tarly, “That was your job. Your only job.” Bailey definitely owes Doubront a clean save so he can get the W and Red Sox fans a scoreless save conversion. There’s just too much stress in the Boston sports scene with the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals and Aaron Hernandez under scrutiny in a homicide investigation. Fortunately for the Red Sox and Bailey Jonny Gomes entered the batter’s box with vengeance in his eyes and lightning in his bat. He came up with the team that was then known as the Devil Rays. The only time his home field had crowds of any note were when the Red Sox or Yankees were in town. How sweet it must have been for him to power the two-run homer over the Monster to win the game against his former team. With pure exuberance Gomes rounded third and punted his helmet. The couple from Kentucky who were the fans of...


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