This is one of those times when you’re just thankful to have your dignity. To be honest, we didn’t have much. We lost, and we got shut out. But at least we escaped being on the receiving end of history.
Workman gave up three consecutive singles to start the game, but thanks to a successful pickoff, he didn’t have the bases loaded. Still, his composure really impressed me. Having two baserunners with nobody out thanks to three consecutive hits in the first inning is quite a dire situation. But to get out of it with a pickoff and only one run scoring on a sac fly really says something about a pitcher’s ability to stay cool. And he was cool as ice through four. He issued a walk to lead off the fifth that turned into a run on a single, but it wasn’t his fault that we got shut out.
Napoli’s single in the second was our only hit through six. Papi’s single in the seventh was our last hit of the game. Napoli’s walk made him our only batter to reach base twice. It was like we didn’t even show up. So as you can see, we lost, two-zip. But we were fortunate that we didn’t get no-hit and more fortunate that we weren’t the victims of a perfect game.