A big win for the Sox foretold


"Jed Lowrie could be today's hero," yours truly said to Mrs. N4N, seconds before the rookie infielder hit what proved to be the game-winner in yesterday's 6-5 Sox victory.

In response to my crowing about my stunningly accurate prophecy, she said, "You said, 'could be' "

Whatev. It happens only now and then, but my Sox ESP gets very dialed in at times. Last year, I had a premonition that I'd catch a foul ball at a Fenway game the next day, and it was only my brief inattention that kept a carom shot off a first-base side advertisement from landing in my paw. Similarly, I knew I'd be there when David Ortiz tied the team single-season HR mark, and the ball fell just about 20 feet short of my grasp in the CF bleachers.

So now what? It's important that the team got contributions from so many people yesterday, particularly Coco, whose hitting hasn't exactly inspired confidence this year. They hold their destiny in their hands.

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