Could someone please tell me why in the wide, wide world of sports is Scott Schoeneweis still taking away a roster spot from another more deserving Red Sox player?
He did yet another bangup job on Saturday night, giving up a single to a lefty he was supposed to get out, and it led to Ramon Ramirez' failure to throw a strike across the plate to Ramon Santiago with the bases loaded, as the Tigers were given a nice birthday present, a gift-wrapped 7-6 win in 12 innings.
There's nothing that irks me more than giving games away. The Red Sox blew a 6-1 lead, allowing Detroit to score three runs in the sixth, and then Hideki Okajima completely melted down in the 8th, as Detroit tied it at 6.
The Red Sox had runners in scoring position in both the 10th and the 11th, but wasted both opportunities.
Kevin Youkilis drew five walks, David Ortiz had three hits, and Jon Lester was good until the 6th. He wound up striking out 10, gave up four hits. It wasn't good enough, as the bullpen frittered away another win.
Best news of the night was that Jacoby Ellsbury will begin his rehab Monday at Pawtucket. No word on how long it will go. And Mike Cameron's rehab stint is coming to a close, and it appears he will be reactivated on Monday in New York.