In this moment, Papi holds the lives of himself, Akinori Iwamura, and the majority of the New England-area in his hands.
C'mon Jon Lester. Let's get a handle on these walks (4 in 5 1/3) buddy. I don't even care about the HRs. No more free passes. Let's make it a motto.
Of course, after Jon Lester, it was textbook: MDC-to-Oki-to-Paps. 3 2/3, 6 Ks, 2 BB, 0 H, 1 (unearned) R. Well done sirs. Paps, of course, making some measure of history with his second 30-save season, the first Sox closer to have two.
999 times out of 1000, DP makes that play. Shake it off. Great job by the 7-8-9 hitters, who combined for 4 hits, 2 2Bs and 5 RBIs. And the Papi triple, and it's probably unanimous in RSN that it caused extreme levels of elation and fear simultaneously.
Paps, who en route to "history", recorded 4 outs (1 pop-up, 3 Ks) on 15 pitches. Yowza.