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Game 39: May 17, 2005
Red Sox (23-16), 7
Athletics (15-24), 5
W: Alan Embree (1-1)
H: Mike Timlin (11)
S: Keith Foulke (10)
L: Juan Cruz (0-2)
H: Ricardo Rincon (5)
BS: Huston Street (2)

That’s more like it. Maybe by the end of today we’ll upgrade our “losing record” t-shirts to “road trip split” souvenirs.

Matt Clement pitched for 5.2 innings and wasn’t part of the decision. He seemed to take a slight step backward in his progress with 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 4 walks, and 2 strikeouts. The facial hair was in near-Amish state. Remember when Kevin Millar got rid of his whack beard at the end of last season and started hitting better? As difficult as this is to admit, I think Millar’s example must be followed.

It was all about the 8th inning in this game. Cruz was doing anything but: he hit Jason Varitek to start the inning and walked the next two batters to load the bases. Don’t give the Red Sox extra outs. Scott Hatteberg and Eric Byrnes both committed errors leading to a 4-run inning. Byrnes to me is the epitome of the bonehead hustler. He’ll give it his all, but from time to time he’ll attempt the spectacular only to achieve the absurd.

Top 5 Names that Huston’s Parents Should Have Named Him Instead of Huston:

  1. Easy
  2. Our House in the Middle of the
  3. Sesame
  4. Picabo II
  5. Ten Downing


ack. Now I've got an earworm from alternate name #2. Plus visuals mixing the original Madness music video and the new Maxwell House commercial using the song. It's depressed British musicians and firemen waving cans of coffee in a fairly disturbing montage.

But not as disturbing as this road trip has been.

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