Saturday, April 2, 2011
Red Sox Lose Opener
There's no joy in Mudville today. Yesterday, our beloved Boston Red Sox lost their opening game of the season to the Texas Rangers. It wasn't pretty. Boston's starting pitcher Jon Lester had a rough outing, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings, with no strike-outs. Big Papi made it a game by tying it up 5-5 with a solo home run at the top of the 8th inning, but then the Rangers scored 4 runs off relief pitcher Daniel Bard (or as I like to call him, the Bard Dog) in the bottom of the 8th to go ahead 9-5. But don't despair, all of you out there in Red Sox Nation; it's early yet for our boys, and the Sox are no longer a cursed team. You still gotta believe.