The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Red Sox offense rolls over and gleefully takes it in the ass from the Mariners to the tune of 8-4.    This game didn't have to be this bad.  Arroyo pitched a fabulous game with a career high 12 strikeouts.  At one point he had 11 consecutive put-outs by way of the K - the last time this was done was by Randy Johnson sometime in the late '90s.  Unfortunately, the offense decided to suck a great big black porno penis and turn this game into a pitchers duel between Arroyo and Mariner's pitcher Villone.   "Who?"  Exactly.  Worst offenders:  Kevin Millar (0-4,) Bill Mueller (0-4,) Gay-b Krapler (1-3 but got caught stealing, grounded into a double play, and layed down a bullshit bunt in extra innings,) and David Ortiz (0-3, two walks.)  I knew as soon as I saw Nomar ground into a double play to leave the bases loaded in the first inning that the offense was going to mail in their at-bats once again...Everyone except for Varitek, who was singly responsible for all 4 RBIs for the Sox, including a monster 3-run homer in the top of the eighth inning.  Keith Foulke took the mound in the ninth with the score at 4-2 and promptly surrendered back-to-back homeruns, securing his fifth blown save of the year.   And finally, in the bottom of the twelfth inning, after trying every way they knew how, the Sox finally managed to lose the game thanks to a walk off grand slam given up by Curtis Leskanic.
In other Sox related news, Pokey Reese was pulled from the game today after the second inning with a strained muscle in his right rib cage.  Unfortunate.  Manny finally decided that playing left field might be more entertaining than sitting on the bench and deflating beach balls, chewing tobacco and scratching himself.  Wakey is still feeling very stiff from that line-drive he took off his shoulder two days ago and may have to miss his next start against the Orioles, in which case the Sox will need to call someone up from Pawtucket to fill in.  Ugh.  If they throw Kim in there I might seriously refuse to watch the game.
This shit is just getting depressing.  How many .500 series' worth of baseball am I going to have to watch before I realize that the Sox are just a .500 team?  Why do I keep watching?  Why do I keep getting my hopes up?  Why won't they just let me go?
I hate this team.