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Game 63: June 14, 2006
Red Sox (36-27), 1
Twins (30-34), 8

L: Matt Clement (5-5)
W: Brad Radke (5-7)

There was one good thing about last night’s game and that was that Kevin Youkilis is batting in the leadoff position where he should be. His OBP compared to Coco Crisp: .436 versus .327. Crisp, perhaps miffed, jacked a leadoff longball in the fifth inning. No other Red Sox mustered a run against the Twins’ version of Matt Clement, Brad Radke.

Since NESN didn’t show the fans who seized the field in the eighth inning, there was very little entertaining aspects to last night’s game. The audience was only offered a glimpse of the Red Sox bat boy’s head as he tackled the interlopers near home plate. One can only imagine the devilments that David Ortiz witnessed as he waited near the batter’s box for his turn at the plate.

This three-game losing streak is what a Royals blogger must contend with seasonally, but to a lesser extent. Just imagine post upon post of defeat after defeat. Of course, I would still love the Red Sox if they weren’t a contending team. It would be like the unrequited crush I had on a under-achieving high school senior when I was a sophomore. He was bad in academics and his only claim to fame was being an All-State wrestler. But he was cute and drove a purple Karmen Ghia.

But the Red Sox are supposed to be class president while excelling in athletics and posting a 3.78 GPA. They’re the team other teams’ fans swoon over. They just have a temporary case of acne to ride out.

Today the Red Sox traded David Riske for White Sox left-handed reliever Javier Lopez. I know how much you’ll miss Riske, so I’ll be sure to make a sign for him when I travel to Chicago in July to watch the two teams tangle.

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