Red Sox lose to the Oakland Athletics in game 8 of season, 6 - 5 in 12 innings
Game Story: Red Sox Not Good This Season.
What're you gonna do? After what qualifies as an offensive explosion for us, Daisuke gave it right back and more in a horrible, horrible, first inning. There seems to be some miscommunication about injury status between Daisuke and the organization; personally I'm ready for him to be put on the shelf with WBC-itis for a couple of weeks. He can spend that time in the Bahamas for all I care. Rest, for crying out loud.
G8: Athletics 6, Red Sox 5 (12)
Red Sox - 300 020 000 000 - 5 12 1
Athletics - 500 000 000 001 - 6 11 2
Forget Dice's 1-5-5-2-0, 43 disaster of an inning, after being handed a 3-0 cushion. And don't even ask why Javier Lopez (.2-1-1-3-1, 25 (13 balls)) still has a job in Boston.
Two In The Morning
And we're still playing baseball. Papelbon just got the side in order in the 11th. We scored three in the first, but Dice-K had nothing, giving up five in his one inning. They say he's got "arm fatigue." We eventually got the two runs back, and our bullpen hasn't allowed a run. In 10 innings now. 5-5. Updates to follow.
Update, 2:33 AM: Lopez walks THREE guys in the 12th. And with two outs, a freakin' chopper off the plate, and Pedroia tries as hard as he can to throw the guy out at first, but it's just a but too late--though it looked to me like the runner's foot landed before the bag. NESN not worrying too much about it as they just wanna go to bed. Anyway, just an absolute killer of a game. It would've been even if it hadn't been a 10:00 start.