Wednesday, June 30, 2004

They're ruining my summah!!!

Another hideous loss by the Red Sox to the Evil Empire tonight. As if last night's beating wasn't bad enough, they had to tantalize us by going into the bottom of the 7th with a 2-0 lead. I started to have a bad feeling when they loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the 7th and failed to score, with Felix Heredia (7.08 ERA) coming in to get Damon, Bellhorn and Ortiz. I started thinking, "We're going to regret not capitalizing on this."

My thoughts were pretty prophetic. The Yankees loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning, and Tony Clark hit a grounder to David Ortiz at first. Ortiz missed the grounder, it squirted out into short right and the Yanks tied the score. They went on to score two more in the bottom of the 8th (which included another Nomar error), and the game was for all intents over, as Rivera blew away the Sox in the 9th for the save.

I can't figure out this team They should be MUCH better than they are, but they've only played .500 ball for the last two months. On paper, this should be the best Red Sox team of my lifetime, but something intangible seems to be missing. I don't know whether it's all the guys in the walk years of their contracts or what, but if the Sox don't start getting it together soon they'll be watching the playoffs on TV again this year.


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