I guess it was just one of those 'aint-gonna-happen' games. After taking a first inning lead with a 3-run home run by Youk, everything just sort of fell apart. Everything.
Wake wasn't horrible, but he was far from good, allowing 11 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, and a wild pitch in seven innings. He was also responsible for a very ugly error that allowed the 3rd run of the second inning to score. On a Jonathan Sanchez bunt, Wake fielded and should have just held the ball. Instead, he threw it away. It was ugly. Just... the entire inning was just ugly, and it really spoiled the joy of the Youk homer. Timmy allowed a solo HR to Juan Uribe in the 3rd, but settled down after that, and made it through seven. Of course, in his one inning of work, Rambo made sure that we would have no chance at winning the game, allowing an extra run in the bottom of the 8th to make the score 5-3 Giants.
But the third... oh, the third was painful. Munchkin, he of the laser show brilliance from the night before, stepped up to the plate and fouled Jonathan Sanchez's fifth pitch off of foot. He would eventually work the walk, but it was more of a hobble down the first base line. Munchkin was in pain. He had to be helped down to the clubhouse. Never a good sign. We would learn later that he actually broke his foot, was placed on the DL, and will miss 4-6 weeks of action. THAT, my friends, is the most painful thing you could have told me about this season. Losing Beckett, Ellsbury, Cameron, Hermida, Dice-K, Lowell, and whoever else is one thing.... but Pedroia is the soul of this team. Though worrying will do me no good, and I'm sure we'll fare ok without him.
In the ninth, Youk hit a triple, and was singled in by VMart for our fourth run of the game, but that was all we'd get. The Giants shut the door on us, and we lost 5-4. Like I said, it was a painful loss, and Pedroia being gone for four to six weeks makes me unusually sad. Let's see who steps up in his place.
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