Short Take: Adventures in
This was perhaps the dumbest loss of the season for the Sox. They
played baseball just poorly enough to let the Minnesota Twins continue their
childish delusion they can compete for 162 games. The Sox lost 7-4 and
you wonder how bad it's going to be having to play all these extra games
inside the Twinkies' pathetic excuse for a baseball park.
The usual Hump Dome crap came into play. The playing surface is a
trampoline and the ceiling only good for keeping snow and goose droppings
out. The only moving objective you can track flying through the air
inside the Hump Dome is a football, and of course that's precisely what this
dump was designed for. Baseball is strictly an afterthought, as the
giant hefty bag in rightfield will attest.
Do we really have to schedule these guys?
So Mark Buerhle gets the start and the Twins are swinging at
everything, and SURPRISE!, even though their eyes are closed on at least a
third of their cuts, they manage to make contact nine times for base
hits. The most comical of all came in the very first inning when a
broken bat blooper to leftfield bounced clear over Carlos Lee's head
for a triple. They score seven runs but only five of them were earned, Herbert
Perry helping them with his third error of the season. His throw hit
the bat coming home to the plate. What are the odds of that? We
could replay this game one thousand times and it wouldn't happen again.
Lorenzo Barcelo looked good in 2.1 innings relief. He will
take Rocky Biddle's spot in the bullpen now that Rocky has been
promoted to the rotation for the injured Cal Eldred. So much for
the bright spots in this game. Magglio Ordonez and Paul
Konerko jacked back to back homeruns in the third inning and gave the Sox
the lead, 4-2.
It wouldn't last. The Sox bats went cold. Our table setters at
the top of the order, Ray Durham and Royce Clayton, were a
combined 0 for 8, Ray Ray also contributing two strikeouts. Neither of
them reached base all night. Pathetic.
We'll tee it up with these guys again tomorrow. Plenty more silly
action using the tiny white ball yet to be played at the Hump Dome his
year. Can't wait can you, Sox Fans?
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with 2 runs scored and a homerun.
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