“Uninspiring” is the word that you’re probably looking for…
The Red Sox apparently carried their lack of motivation with them into October. The Los Angeles Angels handedly swept the Red Sox, and for a third night in a row, the Red Sox simply beat themselves by playing uninspired baseball.
Boston had led all day, and with only one strike away from their first win of the ALDS, the wheels came off of the Jon Papelbon train, as Vladdy Daddy put a two run knock into play against the formerly lights out closer. In fact, Papelbon had not been scored upon in his post season career, 26 innings in all. That 27th was certainly a doozy.
The rest of the Red Sox staff left the closer in as good a position as they could, including J.D. Drew’s two-run blast off of Scott Kazmir. Clay Buchholz pitched well enough in his first post-season start, getting touched up only six times over five innings for two earned runs. Unfortunately, we all know the ending of this one. Either way, leaves a funny taste in your mouth, doesn’t it?