Well, the best thing that can be said for Thursday afternoon's matinee was that it won't be a game you'll look back on and say the Red Sox should have won.
The Sox threatened in the first two innings against Francisco Liriano and came away with nothing. I had a feeling it was going to be a long day. (Actually the game finished in a little more than 2 1/2 hours.)
Tim Wakefield looked pretty decent for the first four innings before the wheels fell off in the fifth and he allowed three runs, and it was 4-0 Twins.
Red Sox didn't hit, didn't pitch well, and looked sloppy in the field. (Why does Victor Martinez insist on throwing down to second base to try and nail a runner when there is a fast man on third who then practically walked in and scored? He's now done that twice this year.)
A garbage can game for sure, an uninspiring 8-0 loss. Move on. Bring on the Rays.