Saturday, June 10, 2006

Idle thoughts on game 58

Couple of thoughts on game 58 before we delve into today’s double header.

Trot was the man last night, 4 for 4 and I was hoping for a triple so that he could complete the cycle. Papelbon finally blew a save but recovered to strike out the side in the ninth. You forget sometimes that the Rangers have some speed until you see those infield hits on hard ground balls. The best thing that can be said is that the team lost the lead, but you could sense that they were going to win, I almost felt like I was watching a Yankee team (yech), come back to win after Mariano blows a save. You are never out of it when Papelbon is on the hill.

Bad luck pitcher of the year is still Wakefield. 7 innings of wonderful pitching and again he does not get a win. If it was anyone but Wake I would begin to worry about his psyche. However, Wake has always been about the Team and as long as the Sox get the W, he feels like he has done his job. It would help of course if the team would actually do something called hitting when Timmy is on the mound. They had so many chances to really blow the game open last night only to let them slip away (1 for 12 with RISP).

Of course, the weirdest thing about last nights game was that after leaving all of those runners in scoring position, the first time that they got a man to 3rd with less than 2 outs they scored him on a SF. You go 1 for 12 in a game with RISP and the only time you get a guy to 3rd with less than 2 outs you score him? Love it, you just can’t tell with this team sometimes.

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