Two nights ago Toronto scored somewhere in the area of a million runs, annihilating any Sox pitcher that came in a 10 foot radius of the mound. Last night they scored 1 against Clay Buchs. I'm liking the one run thing a lot better. It focuses on the run prevention and less on the winning prevention and if you haven't been watching the last few weeks, the Sox could use some wins.
Also, in case you didn't see it last night with the game tied in the top of the 8th with two outs and the bases loaded, Francona stepped up and called The Big Guy back to the dugout while he was about 2 steps from the batters box. Doormat Lowell came in to pinch hit and took a walk which happened to force in the winning run, but if you didn't feel bad for Ortiz getting all the way up to the plate with a chance to redeem himself only to be forced to cowardly head back to the bench to chop up some salsa, well then my friend, you have no soul. Not that I didn't think it was the right call, and you can't argue with the result, but sometimes you really feel for Ortiz. I can only hope the $14M he makes this year can get him through this rough time.