As if an Arizona Diamondbacks road trip where the team went 2-4 with just a single win in Boston and one in Tampa was not bad enough, somehow my psyche decided that I needed to suffer some additional subconscious torture. I had watched the final game in the Red Sox series where Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy took a shutout loss in his first trip back to the mound since returning from the disabled list.

McCarthy didn’t look terribly bad; there were bright spots in his pitching performance. He gave up two runs but then after turning over the game to Josh Collmenter, Boston scored twice more and kept the Diamondbacks offense off the scoreboard for the shutout.


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