Thursday, August 25, 2005

One more in the L column

Having watched the Yankees lose, the Sox had the chance to put another game in the loss column between themselves and the NY 9.

But having praised the lineup last night, the team set out to prove that given the opportunity, they could fail as many times as you like...

5th inning, bases loaded, one out... ground into double play

6th inning, bases loaded, two outs... ground out

7th inning, bases loaded, one out... strikeout, lineout

5 outs with the bases loaded, and not one single player chased across the plate. And then after Manny had singled to lead off the ninth... nine men up, nine men down... 13 men left on base over the course of 11 frustrating innings, allowing the Royals pitching staff to put up 8 scoreless innings...

1 threw a strike:

At 11:02 am, Blogger Iain said...

It's a Red Sox trademark - they should put it next to the name when it's written: Boston Red Sox (LOB).

It's frustrating to see them leave men on base in any game, but seeing them do it against the Royals - who we should be able to beat with our eyes closed - makes me want to bang my head against the wall.


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