I’m sure even the kind folks at Subway Squawkers can agree that this was not a game, or evena massacre–this was a 10 kilaton atomb bomb dropped on the collective hopes and dreams of an entire fanbase. The Yankees could have stopped at six or seven runs to thoroughly humiliate us, but no in typical arrogant Yankee fashion they wiped the baselines with us and it has left me standing still with my mouth gaping open in agony and confusion.
- For all the flack Henry Owens got on Twitter before the game even started, he did OK. Not great, but it was a decent MLB debut.
- Pablo Sandoal showed up as he went 1-4 with a home run while making a nice diving play at third.
- Holy earned runs batman! The bullpen collectively allowed 10 runs in four in three innings pitched. YIKES!
- As always there are a few dishonorable mentions: Robbie Ross may have one earned run over 1/3 of an inning but he also allowed two inherited runners to score. Meanwhile Craig Breslow takes the cake as he allowed five runs in just 2/3 of an inning.
- After a while I had to turn the game off, it was just too plain sad to see.
- Not that it makes muh of a difference, but the Sox spoiled a few big opportunities to score. Hitting with RISP is hard, but somehow easy for most other teams.
Starting Pitcher Recap
Sorry Henry but your MLB debut will be overshadowed by a truly horrific performance from your team. Owens tossed five innings while allowing three runs (thanks in part to Ross who relieved him in the sixth and allowed them to score). For all the talk about Owens’ command issues though he was spot on, as he struck out five and walked just one in a pretty impressive debut against a very good hitting team.
14 back, woohoo.