The Red Sox needed a sweep in Baltimore to get September's monkey off their backs. Instead, they were handed two losses, including Wednesday's 4-3 decision in the final game of the season, denying them a trip to the postseason for the second consecutive season.
It was enough to make Robert Andino — a Red Sox killer of late — very happy.
"End of season like this, to make Boston go home sad, crying, I'll take it all day," Andino said, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. "To walk off, everybody wants to walk off. It's priceless, man. You don?t have any words for it."
From a virtually unknown minor league utility player to a not very well-known Baltimore infielder, Andino delievered three key hits against the Red Sox, two coming on Monday and Wednesday nights. But are the comments warranted considering that the latter two of those balls were dropped by Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford respectively, and that his team finished with the fourth-worst record in the majors?
You would expect similar comments from the Yankees or Rays, but from the last-place Orioles? Talk about getting kicked while they're down.