Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine discussed the state of affairs that confronts his team following a devastating 15-9 loss to the Yankees in which the bullpen gave up 14 runs in the final three innings, thus transforming a 9-1 advantage into the continuation of a losing streak that has now reached five.
"I think we’ve hit bottom. That’s what I told them after the game," said Valentine. "You have to sometimes hit bottom and if this isn’t bottom, we’ll find some new ends to the earth I guess, or something."
The defeat occurred in dizzying fashion, to the point where Valentine admitted that it was difficult to make sense of it.
"It all happened pretty quickly and it’s all kind of confusing right now," he said. "It happened quickly and it was hard to believe, yeah. If it’s hard to believe, it’s overwhelming."
On a personal note, Valentine was booed lustily during his late-innings pitching changes. He suggested that it was part of a challenge that he was willing to embrace.
"I’ve been booed in a couple of countries, a few different stadiums. I don’t want to be booed. I want the good decisions. Just didn’t work out," said Valentine. "This is all a challenge. ... This is my job. If they said it was only going to be for the good days, I probably wouldn’t have come. Challenges are great."
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