No Gamer=Win? Late Sox-Royals Thread

Game’s mostly over, and the Sox look to be well in control. Hope I don’t jinx it. :) Sorry I wasn’t around earlier to get this up for you Sox loyalists, but you probably were all watching the Pats beat Buffalo anyway. Comment away.

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  • Must be football season. Every game thread I’ve seen on the web today is empty.
    Hey, what’s it called when the Red Sox have the higher score at the end of the game? A wine? A wind? Wing?
    Oh yeah…a WIN. Now I remember!

    mouse September 10, 2006, 6:02 pm
  • Very telling number from the postgame notes:
    Kansas City and Boston are both 23-34 since the All-Star break.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 10, 2006, 6:45 pm
  • Very telling indeed. It’s both pathetic and sad at the same time.
    The thing is, this collapse isn’t due to any one problem; it was a culmination of many of different factors. Before the All-Star break, the Red Sox were 15th in the majors in pitching. Since the All-Star break, the Red Sox rank 29th in the majors in pitching, and the drop isn’t limited to just a few guys. Schilling’s still the best of the regular starters and his ERA since the All-Star break is 5.19, with a 1.43 WHIP. Yuck.
    On the other side of the fence, the Red Sox rank 26th in the majors in team OPS since the All-Star break, and are averaging 4.38 runs per game. That’s also very, very bad–even if the team had had better pitching, they weren’t going to win many games with that kind of offense.
    Literally EVERYTHING fell apart on this team. Injuries, ineffectiveness, swoons…it’s like everything that could go wrong did go wrong. You can’t pin the failure on just the front office, or just Francona, or just certain players–it’s everything rolled into one. Which is what makes this so frustrating and depressing at the same time. It’s going to take a lot of work during the offseason to fix this mess, assuming it can be fixed.

    mouse September 10, 2006, 11:52 pm

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