Crash & burn
Short Take: Swept, and deservedly
Losing sucks for Sox Fans. We've endured it for 84 seasons straight
and we've never gotten used to it. That's what makes this latest loss to
the Cardinals, an 8-3 sweep in Saint Louis so bitter to swallow: Sox
Fans refuse to accept mediocrity. We were served heaping helpings of it
Dammit, where are the victories?
The number of lame, stupid, and downright awful performances is beyond
description. For the sake of sanity and brevity, let's just hit the
lowest of the Sox lowlights.
There was David Wells getting trashed from the very start allowing
five hits and four runs the very first inning. There was Chris
Singleton doing his part to help Boomer with an error in centerfield.
There was the Sox offense getting the leadoff man on each of the first four
innings yet failing to score in any of them. There was Kelly Wunsch
looking every bit the Milwaukee minor league reject he once was giving up a
two-run homerun to the mighty Kerry Robinson.
There was Ray Durham, Chris Singleton, and Carlos Lee,
Jerry Manuel's #1 through #3 hitters reaching base three times in
twelve attempts while striking out four times.
Sandy Alomar was 0 for 4 which is actually good, because that
prevented Josh Paul from going 0 for 4 in addition to failing to block
the plate on wild pitches or throwing it into centerfield on steal
attempts. There was Royce Clayton going 1 for 4 and doubtlessly
counting it as a good day. Who can argue--he raised his average, now
Oh God Sox Fans, I would laugh if it didn't hurt so much.
The Sox come home to play Kansas City Monday and all tickets are
half-price. Good thing.
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with a two-run homerun to make the score 5-2. The Sox rally
stalled after one additional run and that was as close as they would
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