*Picture courtesy of Kelly O*
I'm still not sure how it happened, but the Sox entered the 7th inning of tonight's game leading 4-1 and started the 8th losing 7-4.
Team MDC began the inning and faced 3 batters with 0 outs to show for it. Craig Hansen came in, and apparently in some deranged sort of solidarity had the same line. It was like one of Rakes' T-Ball games where everybody hit and I was halfway shocked the ump didn't tell everyone to just "Run all the way home and score!" after the 3rd out.
I've got no logical explanation why the Sox can't seem to buy a win these days. It could be just one of those weeks where everything that could go wrong DOES go wrong. Maybe the Rays are just that good and we've got to deal with a world where up is down and left is right.
Personally? I think Joe Maddon has a got a voodoo doll of Wally tucked away on the bench somewhere and has Jonny Gomes sticking short pins in it every time the Rays come up to bat. Other than that, I've got nothing.
And we end the game with Lowell getting caught stealing on a hit and run play with Tek, the one guy who wouldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat right now, swinging and missing. Then, to the shock of nobody not living on Pluto, Tek struck out looking to end the game.
Don't get me wrong; I love me some Tek. It's just right now I'd prefer to have Little Trot up there swinging with the game on the line. At the very least I know he'd give the pitcher a shot to the marbles with his bat after striking out.
Now, fresh off the sweep by the Rays I've gotta endure 4 games in NY with the Skankee fans and Buck/McCarver thrown in for good measure.
I'm sort of getting how Job felt.
Hopefully, Lowell and Youk have a come to Jesus meeting with the rest of the boys on the flight to New York tonight. You know, remind them about water boarding, chinese water torture, and the little known " Dewey Evans makes you weep for your Mother" modification treatment.
Whatever they do, just be ready tomorrow night.
I'd like Big Hank to be in full on panic mode by Saturday if it's at all possible.
Somebody pass the valium.
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