Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gag Me With A Swoon

Last night, their seemingly invincible closer was revealed as a mere mortal before the might of the Baltimore Nine. Tonight, even their 'Ace of Aces' could not stem the slide. The Red Sox and Josh Beckett blew a late 4-1 lead and went on to drop their third of four to the AAAA Birds, 6-4.

Despite this 'Johnny Gag-Street' performance, these Dead Sox actually gained ground on the even more hapless Rays. Tampa dropped their two biggest games of the year to the Division-clinching Empire by identical 4-2 scores. Boston now enjoys a 2.5 game "lead" in the Wild Card with 6 games to play. Call them the 'Back (In) Street Boys'—your Carmine Hose who can't buy a clutch win in the waning days of this bizarre season.