Walk-Off II

Sunday, April 11th, 2004 @ 7:03 pm | Sports

If I’m associated with the Toronto Blue Jays and I see that the schedule-maker has us playing in Boston on Easter Sunday, 2005, I might decide to call in sick that day.

For the second consecutive year, the Red Sox came from behind against the Blue Jays and won with a walk-off home run into the Monster seats. The heroics were provided by David Ortiz in the bottom of the 12th. With Bill Mueller on second, Ortiz sent Aquilino Lopez‘ 35th pitch of the afternoon several rows deep amongst the Monster patrons.

Mark Malaska, Boston’s fifth and final pitcher, did his best send Bobby Jones back from whence he came. After Jones started the 11th inning with 8 consecutive balls, Malaska came in adn got the next three Blue Jays hitters to escape the jam.

In case you’ve forgotten, Jones is the same pitcher who walked 4 hitters in the 13th inning against the Orioles last week, giving up the winning run in the process.

So, should I read anything into the fact that ESPN.com doesn’t even have a player page for Jones?

Bullpen hiccup aside, it’s good to see the Sox battling back even though they were missing 1/3 of their starting lineup today.

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