Sunday, August 12, 2012

No-Names Once Again Smite Red Sox; Lose, 5-2

AP Photo/David Richard
Lillibridge & McAllister. It sounds like a crooked law firm. Instead, it's yet another example of baseball nobodies who have beaten your Carmine Hose in 2012. To add insult to injury, one of them (Brent Lillibridge) was an after-thought in a trade that brought him to the Sox, and part of a forgettable trade that sent him out of the Hub. We hardly had time to ignore him. Yesterday, he homered, drove in two, and scored on a squeeze as the Tribe beat Boston, 5-2. Some guy named Zach McAllister gave up just three hits over seven innings to snuff out the Red Sox offense. So, life without Will Middlebrooks is now officially 0-1. Also, we are now down to exactly one reliable starter, as Franklin Morales continued to walk the lead-off guy to disaster. Good thing the Blue Jays are even worse.