Friday, May 21, 2004

Game 41 - Red Sox
Laid Lowe

Devil Rays 9, Red Sox 6
Record: 24-17

After careful rereading of this post, I'm pleased to report that I can safely disparage Derek Lowe, as long as I stick to his performance and not his mental makeup. And right now, his performance sucks. He gave up 7 earned runs in 2 1/3 innings last night - completely melting down after a series of bad breaks in the bottom of the third inning. His ERA stands at 6.02, which would be horrid on the Rockies, let alone the best pitching staff in the American League. He's walked more men than he's struck out. And he's, as always, a headc...dammit,

The rest of the team scrapped back from a 7-0 deficit to make things interesting, scoring three each in the 4th and 5th to make it a 7-6 game before succumbing to the league's worst team. Predictably, Manny went 0-for-5 the day after I sang his praises. Slacker.

Johnny Damon Superstar shaved his beard this afternoon, but left his flowing hair intact. Instead of Jesus Christ, the Sox now have Peter Frampton patrolling centerfield. Look for a Damon Comes Alive! headline in this space in the next several weeks.

End of the week, on the way out the door, apologies abound for this abbreviated and rambling entry. Promise to do better next week after the Sox paste the Blue Jays. And by that I mean after they scuffle against another mediocre opponent.

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