It’s better to lose like that

When Casey Kotchman hit that homer to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead last night, I’ll admit it… I started thinking “Oh man, we can win this game.”

Then the Yankees started slapping Smoltz around and I thought “Oh no, this is going to be one of THOSE kind of games… a back and forth Red Sox – Yankees game that goes down to the wire.”

Mercifully it wasn’t.

I’ve always maintained that 9-8 losses are the worst. But games where the Sox are blown out and blown out early are easy to swallow.

I had dinner with my wife and kids, went to the Farmer’s Market in South Pasadena and the four of us took a family walk on a clear August night.

No need to watch every pitch… it was a whuppin’. And Billy Traber took one for the team with 3 1/3 innings, allowing Papelbon, Delcarmen, Okajima, Bard and Ramirez to be rested for today.

I thought the Sox were going to lose last night and they did.

I didn’t expect them to go 19-0… but for a second there, I thought they might.

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Smoltz is done

Not just tonight.

It’s over.

I’ve been saying it for a while now, but please. Just… end… John… Smoltz’s… Red Sox… tenure… now!

They gave him a 3-1 lead and he couldn’t make it through the next inning.

He’s a Hall of Famer… but so is Grover Cleveland Alexander. And right now I’d have more confidence if they dug up ole Pete and stuck his body on the mound than seeing Smoltz again!

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