In need of a short memory

This is one of those games you want to forget about as soon as the final out is recorded.

In fact, I'm not even sure there was a game tonight.

“Anytime you lose it doesn’t sit with you very well,” said manager Dave Trembley, confirming that there was a game tonight. “But obviously, if you’re going to get beat in this game, you’d rather have them beat you and not have it happen the way it did.”

Kevin Millar is pretty banged up right now and could use some rest, though I’m sure he doesn’t want it. Plus, the Red Sox are starting a left-hander (Jon Lester) tomorrow night, which is an added temptation to keep him in the lineup. But Millar’s battling hamstring and shin injuries, and a slow man has gotten slower. I’m not sure if he was running with 100 percent effort in the 12th, but it would be hard to tell right now. He did appear to pull up before reaching the bag, which doesn't look good when the shortstop bobbles the ball, checks his e-mails on his BlackBerry and still gets the out.

It might be wise to put Aubrey Huff at first base and Jay Payton in left tomorrow, and use Luke Scott as the designated hitter, though that arrangement gives you an extra left-handed batter.

Speaking of bad nights, Melvin Mora was 0-for-6 with three strikeouts, he stranded five runners and he committed two errors. I’m guessing he’d rather baby-sit five infants than go through that again.

Adam Jones was 0-for-6 and didn’t get a ball out of the infield.

Ramon Hernandez was 0-for-5, stranded six runners and dropped a foul pop.

The Orioles were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox were 2-for-15.

Yeah, we’ll forget it ever happened.



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