Without delving yet again into the whole “letters to knees” strike zone issue, let us say this about that: the Red Sox deserved to lose.
Until Daniel Nava had a real at bat in the 9th — protecting the plate, making contact, doing what he had to stay alive, regardless of what he thought about the ump’s calls — the rest of the Sox acted like little bitches.
The ump consistently gave the pitchers the outside of the plate all night long.
Yet the Sox batters consistently acted like a swing to guard the plate was too onerous, their eye/judgment too infallible, to bother swinging at a pitch millimeters off the plate.
Fucking bearded sissies.
The Sox keep ‘playing’ like that and it’ll be a quick series.
2013 ALCS Game 1: Detroit 1, Boston 0