What just happened?
One second, the Red Sox were escaping trouble in the eighth inning, looking like they were going to tack on some insurance runs in the ninth and win going away. The next, they were walking off the field losers with the A’s celebrating in front of a raucous sellout crowd.
Jon Lester‘s return to ace form wasn’t enough with the offense sputtering outside of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and the A’s capitalized off of Alfredo Aceves to turn things around in a hurry. Now, they’ll have to regroup in a hurry after what can only be described as a “Bay Area Blow-Up.”
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding Lester our player of the game award after this one. Who’s yours?