Monday, August 9
Joe Murph was at the game last night, had great seats, and expected to blog about ITM's first hand experience, but thanks to the outcome he has refused to post about it and may not go to another Sox/Yanks game in his life (he's convinced he caused the bad play).
Anyways, if it wasn't for the massive amount of injuries, this would be a typical Red Sox season at this point. A few high points followed immediately by low points that make Mondays even more of a pain to deal with. Consider the following:
-The Sox just lost two in a row to the Yankees, extending the Yank's already significant lead in the AL East.
-The Twins now have the same record as the Sox.
-The one part of the Sox team that is healthy, the starting rotation, just let us down in big games on back to back nights.
-Further, the Sox paid some 160 million on Beckett and Lackey earlier this year under the assumption they would do the exact opposite of what happened this weekend (AKA actually show up for a big game against NY and put the team on their back).
-Kevin Cash is still in Boston's starting lineup.
-Dustin Moseley (who??) looked like Pedro Martinez out there last night.
-Jacoby Ellsbury looks like David Ortiz in April thus far in his return. He's not even working walks to get on base in order to use his speed.
-We now turn again to Jon Lester to pick us up off the group and save some kind of face for the series.....only he's been mediocre at best lately.
I could go on, but it hurts too much. Yet, all that said, and the door to the Wild Card remains open. I'm not entirely sure how, but the Rays have essentially tripped over their own feet for the past week, losing 5 straight. They've fumbled the ball on the 10 yard line, while the guy behind them crapped their pants trying to chase them down. (still not sure if that makes any sense at all)
Also, how has a team that is so good almost been no hit so many times this year?? (ITM note: Brandon Morrow was absolutely lights out, best pitching performance of the year in my book, mark it zero, next frame).