Thursday, May 27, 2004

Game 46 - Red Sox
The Sound of One Man Blogging

Red Sox 9, A's 6
Record: 29-17

Last night's Red Sox battery was enough to make Scott Boras certifiable. The uberagent represents both Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek, opposite sides of the performance coin at the moment. While Lowe got the win last night to even his record at 4-4, his 6IP, 5ER performance actually raised his ERA to 6.22. Tek, on the other hand, belted his 9th homer of the season in the bottom of the 6th to give the Sox their winning margin. Boras should rightfully be sweating at the moment, having turned down the Sox offer of to Lowe of a guaranteed $27 million. He would be sweating, that is, if Satanic spawn actually had sweat glands.

After Anastacio Martinez gave up hits the first (and only) three A's he faced in the bottom of the 7th, the trio of Embree, Timlin, and Foulke slammed the door just like they have all season. Foulke's ERA is a fast-pitch softball-like 0.37, with 1 earned run in 24 1/3 innings. (That sound you hear is Foulke breaking things knowing that I've dropped the MLC jinx on him. Hey, better now than in October.)

That other sound you hear is the soft whisper of wind through an empty keyboard, mournfully singing the ballad of the lost Metblogger.

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