15 Aug

This was one of those nights where we trotted out the staff and didn’t win because the offense didn’t do a good job of providing much support to speak of. It was one of those nights where we played mediocre baseball at best and couldn’t just be good enough to get ourselves a win. It was one of those frustrating, long nights where we all knew where it was going. In short, it was basically just like any other night.

It basically came down to the fact that we did not score a quantity of runs that could be counted on to be enough to get us through to the W. Maybe in another season when our pitchers return to their usual glory, it would have been enough, but not here and not now.

We went down in order in the first three innings and scored all two of our runs in the fourth. Ellsbury doubled, Crawford singled on a bunt, and Pedroia reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases with nobody out. What we needed was a grand slam, or at least to score more than two runs. What we got was a double by Gonzalez that brought both Ellsbury and Crawford home. Pedroia tried to score but was thrown out at home. All else being equal, though, we would have lost anyway even if he scored, which doesn’t say much of anything about our pitching staff.

Boston Soul

This was one of those nights where we trotted out the staff and didn’t win because the offense didn’t do a good job of providing much support to speak of.  It was one of those nights where we played mediocre baseball at best and couldn’t just be good enough to get ourselves a win.  It was one of those frustrating, long nights where we all knew where it was going.  In short, it was basically just like any other night.

It basically came down to the fact that we did not score a quantity of runs that could be counted on to be enough to get us through to the W.  Maybe in another season when our pitchers return to their usual glory, it would have been enough, but not here and not now.

We went down in order in the first three innings and scored all two of our…

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