Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Hot Summer Nights: Sox-Orioles Gamer Post author By SF Post date July 19, 2011 30 Comments on Hot Summer Nights: Sox-Orioles Gamer Kyle Weiland hurls. Hopefully we don’t. Comment here. ← Red (Sox) Scare → J.D. Drew: Still Classy 30 replies on “Hot Summer Nights: Sox-Orioles Gamer” JP Ricciardi is in Portland tonight for Seadogs-Binghampton game. Rumors about he’s scouting for Beltran deal. Weiland isn’t that impressive, two starts in a row. Can’t say I see this guy sticking too long. Weiland will go down when Lester is back. Still needs seasoning. Still, it’s been a good experience for him to get a take of The Show, if you can call Baltimore The Show. Apparently, Doubront is sucking tonight. Sox management high on Weiland, he was impressive in AAA. 68 hits in 94 innings, only 6 HRs as well Rare missed play by AGon there. Weiland is pitching as though he learned from Charlie Weis. I am trying to identify what Weiland does well. Even guys who aren’t ready sometimes show what they can do. He doesn’t seem to have much control, and his curveball (supposedly a good pitch) hasn’t even registered. He’s filler at the moment and just a not-quite-ready prospect I realize, but I just can’t figure out what about his repertoire is that interesting or promising. I am not meaning to be harsh, but can someone help me see what I am missing? I don’t really buy the “home run derby messes up swings” thing but Gonzo has basically sucked since the ASB. Probably regression not the derby. Not Russell! Salty dinger makes it 3-2 O’s. Weiland has now slugged his way through 5, still those three runs. Good off speed stuff to get Jones to close out the 5th. Perception is everything, if Lackey had only given up 3 through 5 it would be a good outing. Or if the Sox were up 7 or 8 to 3 it would probably be considered a good outing. Hopefully the few starts, may get another since Lester isn’t back for a week yet, will show him what he need to do the next time he comes up. So, at what point do the Sox just go with Reddick in right and keep him there until he shows that he can’t cut it? Not sure how much this counts, but watching MASN (O’s TV network) and Jim Palmer likes the way that Weiland is pitching. I’ve been watching only intermittently, but getting a quality start out of Weiland seems like a good deal to me (with an asterisk for it being the Orioles). He probably wouldn’t be in line for a loss if Gonzalez, Youk, or Crawford had a hit. Weiland has done a nice job. It looks like as the night wore on his ability to change speeds was a real boon, so the Orioles never got settled in against him. Still can’t pin what his best feature is, but he did a very nice job tonight. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Big Papi’s stupidity has contributed to the Sox’ offensive woes tonight. His moronic suspension hasn’t helped a bit. Scutaro should not have been running there unless it was a hit-and-run that Elsbury missed. Agree SF – wonder if Papi being out is contributing to AGon’s struggles this series. Well, 2,3,4 coming up in the 8th, so if Ace can hold them here the Sox are lined up and ready. They have scored 65 in the 8th, third best inning offense wise (84 in the 7th and 66 in the 3rd per B-R) Highly impressed with Ace this year, had something to prove coming in and has been proving it all year. Actually Els will be leading off with Scutaro getting thrown out for last out of the 8th. OK, when did Johnson channel Mo Rivera? That was pathetic! That may have been the worst inning I have ever seen down one run with the meat of the order up. Absolutely inept. Oh well. One more “fuck you” to Big Papi. What a dumbass. Talk about hurting the team, he did it big time. It makes me really mad what he did. Game over – Ace made a good pitch, Lee just went and got it. And that pitch sucked big ass!!! Depressing game (yeah, yeah, they are still in first and still with the best record in the AL even with the loss), they need to win these games. Is it me or do the big hitters in the offense all seem to go in a slump at the same time? All the runs last night notwithstanding. Not having Papi hurts the team. Hopefully they will rebound tomorrow night and Miller will have a good start. Man how I long for the days where I felt good about winning when 3/5th of the starting rotation going, now we are down to just Beckett. Shitty, shitty way to lose a ballgame by the Yanks. Sloppy baseball doesn’t get it done. Comments are closed.