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  • July 23rd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Toronto 7:
    Yep, I think it’s time to call it a day…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:34 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    And now Jake Peavy has fallen to 1-9 on the season, he ONLY win was in April, and he has the worst ERA of all starters in the American League East (4.72). And while the Sox have been played VERY well in the last 2 weeks, the 2 games they have lost in that 10-game span? Yep, both started by Jake…

    His line: 6.1 IP, throwing 105 pitches, 67 for strikes, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 3 and striking out 7…To be fair, Badenhop DID allow 1 of hte 2 runners he left on base to score…But the writing is on the wall (and really has been for a while):

    Jake needs to go–and we can’t blame Pierzynski for this (Unfortunately).

    So now we see what happens next. Do they bounce back, like they did last week, or will this kick off another downward spiral which will put them away for good? It sucks we have to think like this, but when your team is BACK IN THE BASMENT, 8.5 games out of first place in a division that is horribly mediocre this year (The Oreos are on pace to win 90 (!!!!!) games in 2014, and are 6 games UNDER .500, despite the fact that they have won their last 8 out of 10, this is our lot in life…

    And in case you were wondering, The Sox are currently on pace to win 76. Blech…

    But even as bad as they are…they are still not the pretty much universally unlikeable 2012 “I really don’t give a crap” team, so I guess we should grateful for that…

    And here is a Neato, but oh so disturbing Stat: The offensive explosion in Monday night’s contest? The 14 runs, the 4 homers, and the 18 hits? ALL season highs…

    And here is a much less disturbing one: Daniel Nava is hitting .350 since being released from his Pawtucket banishment at the beginning of June.

    Coming up: 3rd game of the series, which will hopefully put them back on the path. That Clay Person, who is still pitching well, takes the bump against one of my favorite pitchers, knuckleballer, RA Dickey (whom I WISH the Sox had picked up a couple of years ago when he left the Mets), whom I hope crashes the burns this evening. 1st pitch: 7:07pm.

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