All-Star Game at Washington

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Lackey Stinkbomb

The Red Sox fell into a 10-2 hole by the sixth inning, courtesy of yet another subpar performance by John Lackey, who allowed 7 runs in less than five innings.

They tried valiantly to get back in it, getting two in the eighth and two in the ninth, getting the tying run to the plate in Victor Martinez. V-Mart hit two home runs earlier in the game, but flied out to end it.

I have to give the Sox a lot of credit. They are playing hard and there is no quit in this club. That's a tribute to Terry Francona especially.

New York won on two Slappy home runs, including one in the ninth, and Tampa Bay lost at home to the L.A. Angels. So NY is back in first by a half-game. The Sox trail them by 7 still, and Tampa Bay in the Wild Card race by 6 1/2 games.

Tough night. 15 games to play and the Sox lost ground tonight. Ungood.

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