Red Sox

Six, two, and not even

The just-completed sixth inning took 58 minutes, featured seven pitchers combined between the two teams, and 73 pitches. It was thus far, the pivotal inning of the game, if not the series.

After the White Sox stranded a pair of runners in the top of the inning, the Red Sox wasted a bases loaded, no outs opportunity, when old nemesis Orlando Hernandez came in and was dazzling in escaping the jam, batting some questionable calls strike calls by the home plate umpire that had Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen ready to blow up.

Members of the press box could hear Guillen screaming at the umpire from high above, either indicative of how loud he was yelling, or how serene this crowd really is.


And after all that, a total of three runs scored. Two for Chicago, one for Boston, which trails 4-3 in the seventh inning.


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