Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sox season mercifully over

Hey I'll take a Hansack over a Clement any day

At least they went out on a high note. Rookie hurler Devern Hansack pitched no-hit ball for 5 innings and the Sox took the rain-delayed and rain-shortened season finale, 9-0 over Baltimore.
In just his second Major League start Hansack, a former Oriole prospect, threw 61 pitches, 42 for strikes, walked one and struck out 6. He was warming up to start the 6th when the umpires halted play again due to the inclement weather; the game was delayed at the start for 3 hours and 23 minutes. But you knew they were going to get it in- what, and miss a chance to make those final few bucks of the season?

So the postmortems will be coming in shortly on this horror show of a (half) season. Thanks to newly inducted Sox Killer Kevin Millah's game-winning double Saturday night, the final humiliation was applied this afternoon when the Blue Jays defeated the Stankees- ironically that victory assured the Jays of second place, dropping the Sox below 2nd place in the East for the first time since 1997; they finished 11 games behind New York. Ouch, babe.
Fire up the hot stove, Red Sox Nation- it's going to be a long winter.
Coming Tomorrow: Complete season wrap-up

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