Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anonymous Sox

Hey! Hey! Hey! It's Matt Albers!

Heretofore ironclad reliever Matt Albers imploded in the 8th inning at Fenway Saturday night leading to an 8-run inning that prevented the Red Sox (in their fittingly anonymous 1918 unis) from entering first place. The final was 9-3.

Terry Francona inexplicably sat by and watched this debacle unfold—refusing to warm anyone up behind Albers until the proverbial horse had left the barn.

David Ortiz's 300th franchise HR (which had propelled the Sox to a 2-1 lead) and Aceves' workmanlike five-inning stint were wiped out in the process.

Disgraceful. Humiliating. Unacceptable.