The Mike Timlin Eighth Inning Blues
Saturday night blues stuff yet again, as the Red Sox squandered another chance to gain a game on the west coast floundering Yankees. And this time, it was courtesy of the old looking and very hittable Mike Timlin, who took a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the eighth and coughed it up like a frog in his throat. 3-2 Sox became 4-3 Mariners, and the Sox went meekly in the 9th. That's twice in two nights that the Boston club could have inched closer to their first place rivals. But noooooo. Not to be. And a nice effort by Boomer was wasted yet again. The bullpen foiled the team, and Tito has to stop using the same pitching tactics in the late innings. This is a shame.