The first eight innings of the game were bad enough, but what transpired was truly the stuff of legends. Pathetic, pathetic legends.
Let’s review RISP we had that could have won the game at any time:
9th inning: Navarro on third, 1 out
11th inning: Gonzalez on second, 2 out
12th inning: Reddick on third, 1 out
13th inning: Ellsbury on third, 1 out
14th inning: Reddick on second, 1 out
And I will tell you what you must already know when I say not a one of those batters scored.
...But really, Marco Scutaro steals the show with his twelfth inning disaster. Josh Reddick had reached base to start the inning, and then advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt that got well away from the Royals. With one out, and the defense showing some serious difficulties, Terry Francona called for the suicide squeeze. Josh Reddick picked up the signal, and broke for home as the pitcher delivered…and found himself completely dead between third and home.
The signal hadn’t made its way to Scutaro, apparently, who later told reporters he could only think that he “[expletived] it up”
Yes, Scoot, you certainly did.
Thanks to It’s Getting Arnold Earley Out There.
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