2006 Redux

More good news! Beckett to go the Joba way and head to Alabama.

Despite some recent successes and a wild card lead, the likelihood of post-season success (should the team get there, still a decent prospect) does feel like it is beginning to slip away.

13 comments… add one
  • ugh

    dc August 28, 2008, 9:48 pm
  • Aw, that’s too bad. So sad. It breaks my heart.
    Great way to end the rivalry at the old park. But is Ellsbury so uncertain of his future as major leaguer that he had to steal the last ball?

    Donnie's Mullet August 29, 2008, 7:25 am
  • Good News Everybody!
    Ya, I don’t know.

    Lar August 29, 2008, 9:16 am
  • You guys will be fine…the Sox overcome adversity, unlike the Yankees that wilt under it.

    krueg August 29, 2008, 10:02 am
  • Worst.News.Ever.

    Brad August 29, 2008, 10:06 am
  • Daisuke set to pitch tonight, with David Pauley taking his place on Saturday. Crap.
    Maybe this will work out like in 2007, where everyone comes back in the last few weeks of September and are healthy and rested for the playoffs? Maybe?

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 10:25 am
  • You never want to see a guy get injured, especially not his elbow, but you guys are going to be just fine. Lester pitched like an ace yesterday, absolutely baffled the Yankee hitters. Say what you’d like about the Yankee hitters, but unless there are runners on they are usually very good. Plus you still have Daisuke. Even if Beckett missed the entire remainder of the season you still have the horses to make noise and go the distance in the playoffs.

    John - YF August 29, 2008, 10:44 am
  • it’s not quite as bad as 2006 where everyone went (Papi, Lester, Manny, V-Tek, off the top of my head). That year didn’t have nearly the depth that there is now, but it still is disconcerting about Beckett. If (big if) the sox make the playoffs, they may make noise, but I can’t see them beating the Angels.

    dw (sf) August 29, 2008, 11:08 am
  • I can. Anything can happen in a short series, and it’s not like the Red Sox don’t have just as good a chance as they do.

    Brad August 29, 2008, 11:20 am
  • taking Beckett out of the equation in a short series against the Angels (who I think have some injury problems at short stop) wouldn’t make me feel to well. But, as long as Tek is playing better, and Drew comes back, I’ll feel better (although I like Kotsay)

    dw (sf) August 29, 2008, 11:38 am
  • Amusing:
    Headliner of the week
    Loyal reader Wil Shepard alerted us to this blockbuster headline from the new “Fake News” department for weei.com, the Web site for WEEI AM radio in Boston:
    With his git, I bet he will!

    Lar August 29, 2008, 11:48 am
  • I’m going to side with John and Brad on this one (helpful, too, following Daisuke’s start tonight). The Sox without Beckett still have two aces. They’ve shown no appreciable effects from having him miss three starts now. It looks like his tests came back well, so that’s good, and maybe the rest will help him be a beast again in October. But even if, God forbid, he doesn’t return, the Sox still look very good for at least giving the Angels a run for their money.

    Paul SF August 30, 2008, 12:48 am
  • Looks like Becks will be fine, according to the Red Sox Notebook, everything checked out fine with the elbow. Wonder how much of it was psychological with Josh, especially after his outing the other day. Everybody said it was a good session, but there was still some doubt in Josh’s mind, send him to the good Dr Andrews, everything checks out fine, Josh is relieved.
    So is the end of the story another Beckett dominance in the post season leading the Sox to a WS victory???

    BillsBurgSF August 30, 2008, 9:38 am

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