Giant sucking sound
Short Take: They can't sweep us
Why can't Ohio State ever beat Michigan? Maybe the answer to that
question offers insight into the dilemma our Sox face against Minnesota.
Whatever the answer is, you can be sure Jerry Manuel won't be seeking
advice from the fired Buckeyes coach John Cooper. He never did
figure it out.
Another disaster in Minnesota, Sox lose 4-1 with a pathetic effort.
The Twins are inside the Sox's heads. These guys can't sweep us
again? The Sox are 0-8 versus the Twinkies this year.
Some punk named Kyle Lohse made Sox Fans wish Joe Mays was on the
mound. He at least is the devil we know. In his first start of the
season, Lohse carved up a Sox line up that appeared clueless all
As if Lohse needed any help the Twins benefited from two unearned runs
caused by errors committed by Jose Valentin and Carlos Lee.
Kip Wells couldn't be more snake-bitten if he was pitching in a viper's
pit. He allowed eight hits but only two earned runs in five innings
If Sox defense was faulty, don't overlook the role Minnesota's Hump Dome
contributed. Carlos Lee was so clueless on a Twinkie homerun
jack, he didn't know the ball landed in the seats beyond the left field
wall. Twins base hits that didn't scoot through the infield on the
speedy artificial turf were blooping over the infield. One of them took
a funny skip on the edge of the carpet in front of the second base sliding
pit, scoring another run for the Twinks. It just doesn't get any worse
The less said about Sox hitters the better. Herbert Perry is
the only one that managed even as much as two hits. Five Sox starters
were 0-fer the night. Valentin batted in the only Sox run on a
A matinee for Thursday's finale gives the Sox even less time to recover
from the sting they doubtlessly still feel from the 7-6 disaster suffered
Tuesday night. They sure hadn't recovered in time for this game.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
just one hit in three innings relief, striking out two, walking
one. Was he that spectacular? No.
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