The agony of defeat
Considering all the circumstances, you can’t have a tougher loss then the Red Sox had tonight.
31 innings without a run for the Red Sox. Nothing short of unbelievable. It was the longest drought since 1974, when they went 34 innings without scoring.
Then Victor Martinez hits what looks like the most clutch hit of the season, a two-run shot to left with one out in the eighth.
And Daniel Bard, one out from handing off to Jonathan Papelbon for the saves, gives up boom-boom to Damon and Teixeira.
Gutwrenching. We find out what teams are made of when they go through adversity, so we will certainly find out what the 2009 Red Sox are made of over the final 50 games.