Sunday, August 06, 2006

They're ruining my summah!

This is the first time I have actually felt this way this season, but the Sox are in a really bad stretch. They lost 2 of 3 to the Angels at Fenway, then split 4 with a bad Indians team. The two games they did win were come from behind, walk-off deals that they could have easily lost. Now they lost 2 of 3 to Tampa Bay this weekend, blowing a four run lead including a blown save by Papelbon today and a walk-off homer by Greg Norton off Julian Tavarez in the 10th.

It seems all the injuries are finally catching up with the Sox. 1/3 of the starting lineup (Lowell, Varitek and Nixon) are out, along with 2/5ths of the projected starting rotation (Clement and Wakefield). They are now two behind the Yankees, 3 in the AILC (all-important loss column).

We really need a sweep in the series in Kansas City this week, and hope the Yankees slump a bit and the Sox can beat them head to head later this month. The next three weeks or so are going to tell the story of this season.


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