Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3
Something is off with Keith Foulke, something "mechanical," he said, but Foulke is a man of much emotion and minimal explanation.
So, to seek out exactly what ails him is a difficult quest.
"I'm not going to sit here and talk mechanics," Foulke said last night in the wake of a 4-3 loss, his second of the season. "I'm [expletive] up."
In seven appearances, Foulke is now 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA. In eight innings, he's allowed 15 base runners (8 hits, 5 walks, 2 hit batsmen...
Shea Hillenbrand, admittedly emotional himself, isn't ready to let Tuesday's episode with Josh Beckett go.
Hillenbrand took a 3-and-1 pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning and stepped toward first, thinking he had walked. An indignant Beckett came back to get Hillenbrand to ground into an inning-ending double play, then yelled in anger -- at himself for a bad inning, and at Hillenbrand, for what Beckett viewed as bad etiquette.
''I'm kind of about playing t...