Tie game. Bottom of the ninth. Who do you want at the plate? While Red is no doubt drafting an Ode to JD Drew, citing once again how the grand slam in the the 2007 World Series was the greatest play in history, I’ll take Big Papi. The latest victim to His Papiness was one Michael Kirkman.

A first-pitch, lead-off double to Gomes, an intentional walk to Pedroia, and one more pitch to end the game. Six pitches, three runs, one loss, thanks for playing.

The Red Sox are an astonishing 37-24 and showing no signs of slowing down. Tomorrow, Professor Doubront takes on the Angels and the Bruins look to sweep the Penguins. Happy Friday!