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.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Wow, this game was a real snoozer. The Sox dropped the first game of a three-game series in Detroit 4-3, Derek Lowe's record dropped below .500, and the Sox dropped to double digits behind the MFYs for the first time this season. The good news is that Dave McCarty and Jason Varitek each got three hits apiece. The bad news is that everyone else more or less sucked, especially the Treasure Troll (0-5.) As usual, the Sox line-up was like bullpen Viagra to teams with usually underachieving relief pitchers. The Tigers bullpen can't hold it together against teams like, say, the Blue Jays, but when it comes to pitching to the Red Sox they suddenly turn into a whole team of Dennis Eckersleys. Roberto Novoa (4 consecutive strikeouts, nevermind walking in the tying run) and Jaime Walker had the Red Sox wearing panties and hooker boots before they brought in Ugie to seal the deal.
D. Lowe didn't do too bad by his own pathetic standards, but still got charged with the loss. And I still don't like him. Sweet P. tomorrow, though! Whoooopeeeee!