Thursday, September 15, 2005

Game 146: Bedraggled And Exhausted

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 2, Oakland Athletics 6

Me Too, Buddy

One gets the feeling, that Boston, despite having a red hot Yankees team breathing down its neck, pulling within 1.5 games of taking first place (damn you, Tampa Bay, not coming through when you were supposed to), doesn’t really care enough to get the win. Or maybe they’re just too beat up and tired to play hard and get these tough teams. The forecast for tomorrow night is torrential, game-postponing rain and by God, the Sox need it. They need a day off like New Orleans needs a good set of levies and like the Big Easy, bad things will happen if relief doesn’t come soon.

Beyond that little bit of joy, not much to say. Robin is “as angry as I’ve ever been” which has become his catchphrase of late, over Schilling’s lackluster effort (6.2 IP, 11 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 3 strike outs), the Sox hitting once again pretty much failed to crack a pitcher they’ve never seen before, Varitek and Manny look absolutely exhausted and Mike Myers/Chad Bradford did their best impressions of a useless pitcher, killing any offensive momentum by giving Oakland two runs in the eighth. Tomorrow’s scheduled start is The Stopper versus Joe Kennedy, who fortunately has had craptacular season and a terrible September, but, enormous baseball fan though I am, I’m really hoping that there’s a rainout instead and a doubleheader on Saturday or Sunday. Go rain, GO SOX!!!

tags: baseball | red sox | curt schilling