Thursday, April 15, 2010

Game Nine: A Simple Desultory Ballgame: How We Were Lirianoed Into Submission

Today in Minnesota, the Red Sox were shut down, shut up, tied up, and tied down by the Twins' Francisco Liriano in an 8-0 whitewash. Liriano threw 96 pitches, allowing 4 hits over the first seven innings while the Twins hammered Old Man Wakefield.

The team limps home at 4-5 to face Tampa Bay at Fenway tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Game Eight: Jeremy Spoke In Class Today

In Minnesota, the Red Sox' Jeremy Hermida cleared the bases with a gap double that helped push the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Twins at Target Field. The Red Sox play Minnesota once more tomorrow afternoon, then return home to face the Naughty Fish.

100 Word Challenge: Box

It was a box-one that had carried something, but had been cut down to fit something else. She left it on my front seat, as she had promised, saying on the phone that she couldn't stand to see me again. Which was fair.

I looked at the box- books I had wanted her to read, music I had wanted her to hear. I had not just loved her, I had wanted to possess her. It was too much for her-too much for me-too much for anyone.

Did I even keep a picture of her? No, I did not, I thought.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Game Seven: Sinking Below the Waterline

In game 7 of the 2010 baseball season, the Red Sox lost to the Twins, 5-2. The Sox bats were stifled by the erstwhile Carl Pavano, who managed to avoid injury long enough to finish 6 strong innings, defying expectation.

The Red Sox are off tomorrow, and then play Minnesota again Wednesday.

Game Six: Back To Sea Level

In game six of the 2010 baseball season, the Red Sox completed a series win yesterday over the Royales with Cheese with a 8-6 win. Our friend Cowboy Clay managed to put in a 5 and dive effort, throwing 94 pitches and not exactly putting a hammerlock on the fifth starter's job, leaving a mess for MDC, the Bard of Avon, and the Lord of the Dance to clean up. (RamRam's effort, an embarassing 0ip, 3er disaster, is best not even mentioned. So forget I said anything.)

Today, Boston moves on to christen the new home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field, in its first ever game at 4pm today.