Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sully Baseball called for Darnell McDonald's promotion

The other day I wrote about the Red Sox hitting rock bottom and I suggested they bring up Darnell McDonald.

You can look it up.

Now I am not saying I knew he'd be an instant folk hero in Boston... stroking a game tying homer in his first at bat and winning it in the 9th.

But I saw his stats in Pawtucket and thought "Hey, maybe he can be a spark."

Maybe he will.

Maybe a guy getting another shot at the bigs... an unknown with no expectations... a scrappy player who needs to play hard for his salary... maybe that's what the Red Sox needed.

A single spark can start a fire.

And Darnell McDonald was holding a sparkler tonight!

And held a "dodging bullets clinic."




DODGED A BULLET GAMES - 4

April 4 - 9-7 win against Yankees (On Opening Night, the Red Sox overcome a 5-1 Yankee lead with a game tying HR by Pedroia and a go ahead passed ball.)
April 10 - 8-3 win against Kansas City (Beckett out pitches Zack Greinke and nearly gets decapitated by a line drive.)
April 14 - 6-3 win in Minnesota. (Okajima gets Morneau to pop up with the bases loaded in the 7th and Papelbon wiggled out of a 9th inning jam.)
April 20 - 7-6 win against Texas. (Darnell McDonald introduces himself to Boston with an 8th inning game tying homer and a walk off hit in the 9th.)

TEETH GRINDER GAMES - 5

April 6 - 6-4 loss against the Yankees. (Scutaro's error leads to the winning run.)
April 7 - 3-1 loss against the Yankees. (Sox leave the winning run on in the 9th only to lose on Granderson's 10th inning homer)
April 9 - 4-3 loss in Kansas City. (Bard coughs up the lead, denying Wakefield a win.)
April 17 - 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay. (The Sox can't score with the bases loaded and nobody out in the 11th... lost it in the 12th.)
April 17 - 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay. (The Red Sox comeback falls a run short, leaving two on in the 8th)


Down to -1.

Are we living in the Darnell McDonald era?
Remember, virtually nobody noticed when the Red Sox picked up Dave Roberts in 2004.
I'm just saying



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