Wednesday’s game in Chicago wasn’t a must-win for the Red Sox, but it held a lot of weight. A victory meant a positive end to an overall solid road trip, whereas a loss would have had the Red Sox once again taking a long look at themselves.
Koji Uehara has quickly won over Red Sox fans this year by his excitable style on the mound in addition to his effectiveness there.
On Wednesday, he endeared himself to Red Sox Nation even further with a 1-2-3 inning in Chicago, followed by his routine of dishing out a high five to everyone in the dugout. However, Shane Victorino wasn’t paying close enough attention for Uehara’s liking — so the outfielder paid the price.