It was bound to happen...Jim Johnson blew a save for the first time this season. When it was all said and done, JJ picked up his first W in 2012 after the Birds bested the Sox 8-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday night.
You gotta love baseball.
The O's and Sox battled back and forth all evening, but the Birds took a commanding 6-4 lead into the ninth and Buck Showalter handed the ball to the best closer in the majors. Johnson needed one more strike to pick up his 18th straight save before serving up a two-run dinger in the bottom of the ninth.
Nevermind all the stats...I'm WAY late on this post. The O's would not let Johnson down, scoring twice in the top of the tenth, letting the closer try one more time. JJ got em' 1-2-3 and the Birds won again at Fenway.
Wei-Yin Chen looks to make it two straight on Wednesday night.