Dempster exited with the bases loaded in the sixth and a 6-4 lead. The ovation he received was modest. Drake Britton then gave up a go-ahead, bases-loaded triple to Brett Gardner.
It’s interesting to note that no other pitcher who has faced A-Rod since his return had made an obvious attempt to plunk him. The pitch that Sale threw that hit A-Rod legitimately got away from the White Sox lefthander.
The day after Ortiz went out to dinner with A-Rod, Dempster clearly took matters into his own hands. If you want to applaud him for it, it’s your right. But it wasn’t smart. The Red Sox are involved in a pretty heated divisional race and they’re playing the Yankees, who have been a hot team.
The Red Sox were ahead, 2-0, at the time, but Dempster hasn’t been pitching so well that he can afford to put runners on base.
Every time A-Rod does anything against the Red Sox we’re going to hear how the cheater is going to impact the race.
Don’t let him impact the race. It’s not rocket science.
As one of my readers e-mailed during the game, concerning the Dempster/A-Rod incident, “Win first.”
How about think first?