Sunday, April 27, 2008

Game 27: Where is Harry Doyle When you Need Him?

Final Score: Boston Red Sox 0, Tampa Bay Rays 3

Playing the hard drinking announcer Harry Doyle, the immortal Bob Uecker said in Major League:

“That's all we got? One goddamn hit?”

Well the Red Sox did better than that... they got two. Ugh. Scott Sheids shut them down for a complete game shut out that made me want to crawl back in bed. Not a happy Sunday.

Worse than that, the Sox wasted the 13K gem from Beckett. He dominated over 7 innings and would have had an even better line if it wasn’t for the 2 error run in the 3rd and the solo shot by Longoria in the 7th. It seems every good pitching performance is going right into the loss column lately. It’s easy to blame bad luck… but it’s even easier to blame the bad hitting… so I am gonna do that.

Now factor in a bullpen with more leaks than a canoe made from swiss cheese (they gave up another run today) and we got a fantastic losing combination. That’s 5 stinkers in a row if anyone is counting. Care to close it out Harry?

“The post-game show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. To hell with it.”