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Game 145: September 10, 2008
WinRays 4 W: Trever Miller (2-0)
S: Jason Hammel (1)
87-57, 2 game winning streak
Red Sox 2 L: Mike Timlin (4-4) 85-60, 2 game losing streak
Highlights: I want Timlin on the mound in a close game like how I want John McCain and Sarah Palin in the White House.

It’s not just Mike Timlin’s fault.

Blame Jacoby Ellsbury for grounding into a 4-6-3 double play in the third after two baserunners had reached with none out. Or fault him for flying out in the fifth with Jed Lowrie on second. Or gripe about his ground out to third in the bottom of the ninth with two men on and two out.

Blame Kevin Youkilis for the twin killing of his own in the tenth with two on and none out.

Blame Jason Bay’s 0-for-7 showing.

Blame the dimwitted fan who interfered with Mike Lowell’s fly ball to left, or, better yet, Mark Wegner’s judgment on calling Lowell out on the play. Perhaps Wegner couldn’t help he given the way he was pelted with foul balls in Tuesday night’s game.

But most of all blame Tampa Bay for not only defying the meager expectations for this seasion but also for establishing themselves as the team to beat in the toughest division in baseball.

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