That routine fly ball that fell between Pedroia and Ellsbury... isn't that the center fielder's responsibility? I would say that I should pick on Ellsbury more for letting that drop, but I'm not so sure I'm capable of making fun of him more than I already do. Besides, I've been trying to be good and not be on his case this season. It's sort of working! I mean, kind of...
It was such a disappointing loss. For a few minutes, after Youkilis hit the home run, I allowed myself to think that maybe, just MAYBE, they would manage to get a win for Timmy, and that would make the suck-fest of the previous innings all better. Getting a win for Tim Wakefield is pretty much the best way to make everything seem so much better. But no, they couldn't manage to pull ahead, and they sure as heck couldn't manage to maintain the tie for longer than three minutes. Sigh. Like I said, I miss those other guys that we'd been watching last week. I'm hoping that they show up to Fenway tomorrow, because I'll be at Fenway in obstructed view seats. I don't know if you know this, but 'watching' your team suck from $50 obstructed view seats is one of my least favorite things in the world to do. Unfortunately, the obstructed view tickets were sort of an accident, but now that I have them, I want to be happy about them.
As for tonight, with Jon Lester on the hill, I feel good about our chances of not being swept. But then again, who knows? He's going to need run support, and unless our lineup snaps out of this little funk they're in, it doesn't matter how well he pitches. Still... root root root for our home team or something silly like that.
Also, Horton. Great job, B's! That is all. For now.