Well, I suppose we can’t win every single game, but I really wanted this one because we’d have gained a game on the Yankees and that would have been fantastic. I keep picturing this team surging in September and overtaking them, and to do that you kind of need to win baseball games like this one.
Buchholz was pretty darn solid tonight, though. He started off iffy, giving up a home run to Mark Reynolds, noted Red Sox killer, but he settled in and that’s probably a pretty good part of why we lost. The bit where Luis Ayala gave up three runs is part of that, too, of course. Tillman did give up three runs of his own, as well, but that’s better than I often expect from the kid, at least. The game was tied for a while, but Ayala pretty much decided that was stupid and had a bad inning.
Need to cheer up since we didn’t gain a game on the Yankees like we were all hoping to tonight? Here you go:
GANGNAM STYLE! It’ll never fail to cheer you up, believe me.