Thursday, September 18, 2014

Red Sox Walk The Plank In Pittsburgh; Lose, 9-1

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
The term "Garbage Time" was invented for games like these. In fact, September should be re-named "Garbage Month" for your Carmine Hose. Last night, Clay Buchholz reverted to his bad earlier form—getting pummeled by the Pirates, 9-1. The tall Texan went just four miserable innings—giving up six hits and four earned runs. Steven Wright looked more like the comedian than the knuckle-baller—giving up another four runs in just one inning of work. The once again pathetic offense mustered just five hits (including Rusney Castillo's first MLB safety)—leaving the bases loaded in the first inning. The Valentine Magic Number is still stuck at 4—with only 10 games left to play. Can they do it?