I can only think of one word to describe last night's loss by the Red Sox to the Kansas City Royals: embarrassing.
These are the teams you are supposed to pounce on and fatten up on in the standings. As I write this, the Kansas City Royals are 39-73, and 36 1/2 games behind the Detroit Tigers.
We had another enjoyable night of "kayreoke" at Professor Thom's last night. I announced the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings. But it would have been nice to have called a better game.
Jon Lester pitched another lackluster game, going only five innings. The Red Sox offense looked lethargic until the fourth, when they scored three runs. But it wasn't enough.
Craig Hansen struggled again. Rudy Seanez joined the Bullpen Arson Squad by allowing a home run to Emil Brown. Ugh.
Losses to rotten teams like this hurt. There's still a long way to go, and the Sox lucked out by the Yankees losing in Chicago in extra innings.
When I looked at the schedule a few weeks ago and I saw a road trip to Tampa Bay and Kansas City for six games, I figured 4 wins would be just right. Now they will be lucky to get three, if they win the last two games.
The ship has to get turned around, and now. No white flags are going up.
Just win baby.