McAdam: Sox pull off another walk-off win

McAdam: Sox pull off another walk-off win
August 2, 2013, 1:00 am
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Daniel Nava's single completed Boston's improbable 6-run 9th inning that gave the team an 8-7 win over Seattle.

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What do you do when your team is down 7-2 entering the bottom of the ninth?

Turn off the TV, right?

Well, not if you're a fan of the Red Sox in 2013. 

The squad that already had 10 walk-off wins this season before tonight, improbably picked up its 11th. The Sox scored six runs in the ninth on Thursday to snake by the visiting Seattle Mariners 8-7, sending the Fenway faithful into a frenzy in the process.

That would be a series sweep for the Sox and the team's 66th win of the season, just three shy of Boston's entire total in 2012. 

CSNNE Red Sox insider Sean McAdam said, considering all of the factors, this comeback was nothing if not remarkable.

"You're down to Felix Hernandez 7-1 in the top of the eighth inning, you can't like your chances. I don't care how much success you've had or how confident you are there," McAdam said. "And yet they didn't quit, they got the home run to Victorino and then it all started to unfold." 

The Sox are now just two shy of the franchise's single season record of 13 walk-off wins set in 1940.

As the evidence has shown thus far, a pretty special season appears in the works for Boston.

"When you see those things happen enough, you start thinking that you're living a charmed life and there's something special to this season," McAdam said. "And based on the first 110 games or so, you have to think that maybe there is."