Lowe Down Effort
Short take: Does it really make any
After a weekend sweep against Oakland, a trip to Kansas City ought to feel
like baseball purgatory. The Sox aren't good enough to go to heaven, and
they aren't bad enough to be in last-place. Maybe a few centuries worth
of games playing K.C. would cleanse their "sins".
Unfortunately they can't even beat the Royals anymore. A lifeless effort
leads to another loss 10-1. That's four in a row.
Sean Lowe started and went seven innings but not before giving up seven
earned runs and thirteen hits. Jerry Manuel left him out there to
save his overworked bullpen still tired from throwing batting practice for
How bad was it? Sox Fans were relieved when pitching waste Alan
Embree came into the game for the eighth. Yeah, thirdbasemen Jose
Valentin made two errors that led to one unearned run. Some dolt
will suggest Manos lost this game. Was he pitching B.P. for the Royals?
Meanwhile the Sox bats were silent against the mighty Blake Stein. Ray
Durham was benched, Jose Valentin led off, went 0 for 4 with two
K's. Can Jerry Manuel possibly do anything more to screw up the
sparkplug for the 2000 championship team? He stuck him in centerfield,
repeatedly plays him at third base, and can't figure out Jose is not a
lead-off man. Sox Fans half-expect Wrong-Way Manuel to put Mr. Versatile
Josh Paul in the lead-off spot tomorrow.
A pathetic effort at the plate, on the mound, in the field, and inside the
dugout. Other than that, things are just fine for Sox Fans.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
only meaningful hit all night, an rbi to score the Sox's only
run. Pathetic game.
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