That was the best game and the worst loss of the season. Crushing not just because it ate up over 5 and a half hours of valuable drinkin’ time, but also because it was an epic squander of a positively super-human performance by Josh Beckett. But these days, our offense is essentially non-existent, and the best we could conjure was four hits over 15 innings as The Elf, V-Mart, Drew, Tek, Reddick and Green/Kotchman/Woodward went a combined 0-for-31. You read that correctly. And those ain’t the kind of numbers that win you ballgames.

More later, but, man, the suck factor was ridiculously high.