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Friday, the 13th: Red Sox 5, Phillies 2 (13)

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Ugh, ugh ugh ugh.

For eight innings, the story of this game was a great pitcher's duel, with Joe Blanton holding the dangerous Red Sox to two runs on two solo homers, and Jon Lester flatout dominating the Phillies.  Until the bottom of the 9th, when Ryan Howard hit a titanic blast into the right field seats, tying the game at 2-2 and sending the contest to extras.

Then, in the bottom of the 11th, with two outs, Greg Dobbs hit what COULD HAVE BEEN a home run over the right field foul pole.  Was it fair or foul?  Almost impossible to tell.  But despite Charlie Manuel's request, and without explanation, umpire Jim Joyce refused to review the play.  The obvious question: Why have HR review if you're not going to review what would have been a game-winning home run?  Even if the footage was inconclusive, at least LOOK at it.  Jesus Christ.  I'm livid.

Then, Kyle Kendrick entered the game, and after a 1-2-3 12th, things went to hell in the 13th, the Red Sox scored three runs and we all got a nice reminder as to why this guy has been an IronPig up until today.