Randy tossed in the second! After allowing a three-run dinger in the first. No one’s finest moment.
For g-d’s sake stop the friggin’ bleeding.
Jeez, but we’ll take it. Pressure on the Sox, now. Go A’s.
YAY! We win! How did the Jays come back on the Yankees? The Red Sox ship is fine; forcast is clear:
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning!
i’d love to share sithkhan’s optimism, but i was at the game last night (all 5 hours of it), and it was really not much different from the other games this week. apart from the fact that wakefield’s pitching is still the best in their rotation, that is. but that doesn’t matter if they’re not hitting, and while they got men on last night, they were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position or something like that. so many people striking out looking, especially manny (my pet theory for that, as well as his sudden lack of proficiency against lefties is that he needs his eyes checked). so many ground-ball outs, so many double plays. roughly half the starting lineup is slumping right now; it’s a miracle they’ve won as many as they have.
Is there some evidence for the eyeglass theory RC? Or is it pure supposition. I seem to recall a prolonged Manny slump at the beginning of this season, a slump that came to an end with a run of 8 dingers in 10 days, or something to the effect. Did he need glasses then, too???
Manny don’t need no stinkin’ glasses.
The best theory about the Sox’ seeming lack of intensity is related to the schedule. And it’s not harder is an “the Sox play tougher opponents”, but harder as in “no off days for like 38 days running”. The lack of rest and time off seem to be wearying our boys, and hopefully the adrenaline of the pennant race will lift them a bit. On the other hand, if the Yankees are going to win 5,6, or 7 straight games then they deserve credit for that, and there’s not much the Sox can do. When the team chasing you starts to win 100% of their games it’s likely your lead will thin.
Thëëëëëëëëëëëëëë YANKees Win!
Is Chacin the ugliest player in baseball?
Off day Thirsday– finally!! When the heck did the Yankees start actually being capable of winning 2 1-0 games in a week. Good for them, but isn;t this a team that waited until July to win a game where they scored less than three runs? Why can’t they be doing that now? At least Wake has been terrific for the Sox. Hopefully we can get to Haren tonight. We’ve faced him before, at least.
no evidence whatsoever; hope i didn’t imply there was any. it’s less the prolonged slump(s) than the glaring fact that he’s batting .220 (according to the stat scoreboard at the park last night) against lefties this year. he formerly annihilated left-handed pitching. he’s been his normal self, more or less, against right-handers. it is a significant discrepancy, and i would just posit that (supported by his newfound propensity for striking out looking) as a possible explanation. still, it’s the wildest of speculation (unfit even for sports radio, and i regret having sullied your page with it!), and there may be other explanations, or even no real reason for it. at the risk of overusing a phrase, he hasn’t quite ‘been manny’ on the field for most of the season, and they need him badly right now.
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