"They beat me, and they beat me bad. I got no excuse." (Livan Hernandez, via Washington Post, 6/20/2006)
No excuse: Livan serves up an inning and two thirds (56 pitches) of batting practice, sets the tone for 11-3 stinker in Boston.
Just a terrible game all around. There's really nothing else to say about this one.
On an unrelated note, Tom Paciorek makes me long for the days of Ron Darling. And while we're talking broadcasters, a tip of the cap to Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler, who are doing a bang-up job on the radio. Nice little story in yesterday's Boston Herald about Jageler's rise to the Nat's broadcast booth, too.
(Photo by Winslow Townson/AP)