There is so much to enjoy about this epic defeat. Remember how Milton Bradley threw the ball into the stands a few weeks ago when there were only two outs? Last night, five Red Sox, including the obnoxious Kevin Youkilis and the annoying Dustin Pedroia, left the field in the sixth inning after just two outs. Way to focus on the fundamentals, guys!
Pedroia and Jonathan Papelbon both blamed the loss on the rain delay. Pedroia commented:
"It kind of happened real fast. Seemed like the first five innings before the rain delay, we beat up on them pretty good. When we came back they beat up on us pretty good.Um, Dustin? Your math is a bit off. Just like how you and the rest of the Sox infield forgot there were only two outs before leaving the field, you forgot that Justin Masterson got six straight outs after the rain delay before imploding.
Papelbon - aka Cinco Dopo - opined:
“Just a tough night all around for us, for the bullpen from top to bottom, dealing with the weather and dealing with trying to pick each other up,’’ Papelbon said.Boo-hoo. Both teams had to deal with the rain delay. Leave the "blame it on the rain" stuff to Milli Vanilli, dude.
While the Sox loss was due in no small part to a collective collapse of the bullpen (13 hits and 11 runs in two innings!), the most enjoyable failure, of course, was Papelbon's. He came in the game in the eighth inning, with Orioles on first and second and one out, and proceeded to give up a two-run double to Nick Markakis to blow the save.
Wonder what all the Red Sox fans who traveled down to Baltimore and waited out this game in the rain thought of last night's debacle. Too bad, so sad.
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