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Game 112: August 9, 2006
Red Sox (65-47), 4
Royals (40-73), 5
H: Manny Delcarmen (12)
H: Mike Timlin (18)
BS, L: Jonathan Papelbon (5, 3-2)
W: Scott Dohmann (2-2)

I’ve had all day to think of ways to blow sunshine up the collective asses of Red Sox Nation, but to no avail. Last night was atrocious. Perhaps the one positive thing is that Jonathan Papelbon’s ERA, despite the blown save and loss with two earned runs in the ninth, is still under one.

The game results are so embarrassing, I don’t want them on the front page. Click below if you would like the match-up in some detail. Those three double plays to kill scoring opportunities loom large.

To avoid utter mortification, let’s try and not get swept tonight, boys.

top 1st: Manny Ramirez extended hitting streak to 24 with a two-run homer in the first.

top 2nd: Lopez GIDP with two runners on.
Gonzalez popped out.

bottom 3rd: No attempt by Angel Berroa to get to first base on the strikeout and is booed by the KC fans.

top 4th: Gabe Kapler double to David DeJesus in the spacious outfield of Kauffman Stadium.
Javy Lopez two-RBI double down the left field line.

bottom 4th: Mark Grudzielanek broke up the no-hitter and advanced on Ramirez’s throw to third.
Mike Sweeney (first game back after a trip to 60-day DL) made it to second base.
Mark Teahen double to the left center gap for two runs.
Runners advanced on strikeout and passed ball and then a run scored with another passed ball.

top 5th: Mike Lowell leads the Red Sox in GIDPs. He stifled the bases loaded situation to end the inning.

top 7th: Peña GIDP with ducks on the pond to end the inning.

bottom 9th: Blown save for Papelbon with DeJesus sacrifice fly to plate Esteban German; score tied.
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
Sweeney with a game-winning, two-out, RBI single lined to left field.


When who bombed Pearl Harbor?

The Germans.

There is always (always) one.


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