Sunday, June 10, 2012

'National' Tragedy Decends On Fenway Park

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Jon Lester pitched well enough (7 innings, 3 earned runs) to win. The hitters put together clutch rallies. And the Red Sox still lost their third in a row to the Nationals (4-3). Jordan Zimmerman was just a little better, Bryce Harper a little faster and the Nats bullpen a little sharper. But, isn't that what baseball is all about? The better teams get that little edge and win. David Ortiz nailed his 14th HR in the loss and Ryan Sweeney and Nick Punto sparked a rally, but, again, not enough. Bobby V. got tossed and Alfredo Aceves coughed up the go-ahead run in the 9th. The Red Sox move on to the Florida Fun House that is Marlins Park—complete with an exploding tacky piece of "art" in center field—to continue this mapcap romp into the moronic world of Interleague Play.