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Muddling Through: Sox-Rangers Gamer V

Every team and every hitter goes through slumps. It's worth remembering this as the Sox, for the second time in a month, have let a not-insignificant lead disappear in a matter of days. The 2007 Red Sox took two weeks off — in August, no less — and decided to blow every game they could while the Yankees charged down their backs. (Of course, the 2006 Sox… well, never mind.)

With that in mind, it's still none too comforting that the Sox as a team are hitting .227/.319/.406 in July, or that only Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis have posted an OPS over .800 in that span.

Needless to say, it would behoove the boys in crimson hose to get back on track ASAP. It's not just a two-team league anymore, and Tampa's not far behind. Hopefully, Josh Beckett — who has excelled this year as The Stopper — will restore some sanity to this second half.

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29 replies on “Muddling Through: Sox-Rangers Gamer V”

Ugh, leadoff double to Kinsler after a 1-2-3 top of the first. I feel like the Sox have already said goodbye to first place.

Well, that went about as poorly as it could have. Sox already in a 2-0 hole.

IBM: you can’t blame Rich Hill for being Rich Hill. You can just blame the Sox for making you hope that he pitches well enough to subdue the Yankees. Which he can’t do.

Why do I have so little faith that the Sox can score 2 runs off a rookie pitcher in a hitters’ park?

MMMMMMMM…only thing tastier than RISP FAIL is 1-2-3 innings with no baserunners at all.

Sigh. I texted my girlfriend before I got home 15 minutes to ask for the score, and she said “3-1 in the 8th, Beckett is still pitching” so I got really excited.
Then I got home and realized she meant the Rangers were up 3-1. Sad face

Why the f*ck would you still 2nd down by three in the 9th? Whatever.
Drew down to a Tek-ian (Ortiz-ian?) .236.

Why the f*ck is Bay stealing 2nd in the 9th inning of a 4-1 game? Sure he was safe, but still…

Rays finish their mini-comeback against the White Sox, and are tied with the Rangers for 2nd in the wild card.

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