Orioles - 006 020 002 - 10 15 0 Red Sox - 000 000 105 - 6 8 1I tuned in to NESN during the bottom of the ninth inning to hear some wisdom from analyst Steve Lyons. He was apparently talking about the excessive length of baseball games and he proposed a great suggestion to "speed the game up". Umpires should "call more strikes". Apparently, Lyons believes umpires should call more strikes no matter where the pitched ball is in relation to the strike zone defined by the rule book. Doing so would "force batters to swing the bat" - and games would go faster.
That's the level of analysis you get on NESN.
This loss also officially eliminated the Red Sox from all playoff contention. ... Wait 'til next year!