It was fun while it lasted. You can’t win them all, but it sure would be nice to string some together.
Allen Webster got the start and had quite the rocky first inning. He gave up two singles and a walk followed by a strikeout. Then he gave up a grand slam. I don’t know what’s worse: walking in a run or making a massive mistake in the worst possible situation. Either way, the Tigers scored four runs on one swing. He settled down after that; even the run he gave up in the fifth thanks to a single-single combination wouldn’t have been so bad had it not compounded the fact that we were already losing.
He was replaced one out into the sixth by Morales. But Morales also proceeded to have an initial breakdown. He issued a walk, and then an RBI double, and then an RBI single. And like Webster, he also settled down after that.
Until the seventh. That was when he issued a walk, admittedly followed by two strikeouts, but then also allowed a home run. He was replaced by Alex Wilson, who ended the seventh fine but then loaded the bases with a walk and two singles in the ninth. At least he got a double play out of it, but also allowed a run. Honestly, if you have to allow a run in a bases-loaded situation, that is most definitely the way to do it.
Ellsbury and Victorino singled to start the game. Ellsbury scored on Pedroia’s double play, and then Papi hit a massive solo shot on a fastball that ended up beyond the right field fence. It was a great display of scoring runs humbly and not-so-humbly. But by the time the ninth inning started, we were already down by eight. The best we did was shrink that deficit down to seven. Papi singled but was out in a fielder’s choice; it was Carp who scored on a single by Salty. So we lost, 10-3.
In other news, the Bruins find themselves in a bad position. We lost last night, 3-1, and now we’re one game behind in the series. Obviously, to put it extremely mildly, this is not good. We need to win. Now. We need to wrap this up and get the cup back.