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  • September 20th, 2011

    Red Sox 5, Oreos 6, Red Sox 18, Oreos 9:
    Should’ve Won Both…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:12 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Caution:  Ramping up to be a full-fledged rant in Progress…

    I know I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but winning both would have helped open the gap a little bit more than it is now, especially with Tampa Bay being off yesterday.

    I guess I should be grateful they won at least one–with the pitiful and uninspired play since the clock struck September (5-19), it’s amazing they are still in it…

    And if they don’t step it up, and go on a wild Detroit Tiger-like tear, they are going to be packing to go HOME a week from tomorrow.

    Speaking of, whose brilliant idea was it to end the season ON A WEDNESDAY? And they are doing it again next year too… I know they probably want to start the playoffs over the weekend, and also allow for any tie breaker games, but YUK…

    Speaking of YUK (or YUKKY as the case may be), Can John Lackey PLEASE stop talking about how GOOD he feels and take some responsibility for the fact that he sucks out loud in about 15 different colors? This was his quote from last night: “I can’t explain it, man, that’s the best I’ve felt in the bullpen warming up all year. I don’t know what the hell happened. I’m glad we won, for sure…”

    Yeah, John, with this line, we are glad the Sox won too: 4 1/3 innings pitched, giving up 8 runs on 11 hits while walking 2, throwing a wild pitch, and striking out 3. Glad to know this is how it is when you are feeling your best…

    And while the THREE errors in the evening contest had no impact on the win, or the scoring, the error in game one by Darnell McDonald, that directly lead to the loss of that one…The Sox are playing…SLOPPY…and it needs to stop…Pronto…

    And, as I said yesterday on Facebook: Is Kyle Weiland REALLY the best the Sox can do? And not only do they throw an ineffective rookie out there, but they throw an ineffective rookie on THREE. DAYS. REST…Uh, WHY?

    The kid’s line: 4 2/3 innings, giving up 6 runs (5 earned) on 5 Hits (including THREE homers) while walking 2 and striking out 5… Crap, he has a better freaking line that John Lackey…

    And with regard to Carl Crawford: Thanks so much for your apology about your abysmal performance for the 2011 campaign, and that you will be “devastated” if the Sox don’t get to the postseason. OK. Great–but then you take yourself out of 2 CRUCIAL games because of neck stiffness? Really? If you were so devastated, get a massage or a treatment or whatever, take some NSAIDS and get your ass on the field. Holy Buckets!

    To be fair, there were some neat moments in last night’s game–the inside the park homer by Jacoby Ellsbury, the first at Fenway since Kevin Youkilis (you heard me) did it in 2007, and Conor Jackson’s Grand Slam, and of course the 18 runs…

    But fellas, you can’t score 18 runs in one game, and then lose you next 6, and not even come up 18 runs over those 6 games, and expect to be successful…You. Just. CAN’T…

    So the Sox are still 2 games ahead of Tampa Bay, with 8 more game to go, 5 of them against Baltimore–It’s certainly do-able–but I really don’t get any sense of urgency from this team…

    Finally, there has been a lot of talk about rooting for the Skanks as they play Tampa Bay this week. There had actually been people who say that if you are a “True” Red Sox fan, you’ll root for the Skanks. Oh, REALLY? I don’t think so–if the Skanks beat Tampa Bay, great, but I am as sure as sh*t not going to CHEER for them. Just CANNOT. DO. THAT. Its not happening…Cyn from Toeing the Rubber said it best: “No need to if the Red Sox could, oh, win a few games” And that is 100% true. Tampa Bay’s E# is 8, all that takes is a combo of Sox wins, and losses to equal 8…So the Sox can help themselves here… No cheering of the Skanks required…

    Coming up: Erik Bedard comes back to the rotation, and tries to get the Sox 2nd win in a row (which they haven’t done at all this month). Let’s hope he can actually give them 6 or 7 innings, because the bullpen is TAXED–but I wouldn’t bet on it… He is opposed by Rick VandenHurk. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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    Should’ve Won Both…”

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