Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Red Sox fans need to stay away from the Charles, Mystic, Neponset, Merrimack, French, Housatanic, and Connecticutt rivers as well as the Cape Cod Canal. I know it looks bad, but it isn't. I know we're in second place now, but on the bright side, we're 0.5 games out of a playoff spot. We have 3 games left with New York so even if we fall a bit further back, we can make it up in the closing series. As we all know from last year, when the Sox get pinned up against the wall, that's when they're the most dangerous.

The good things going for this team:
David Ortiz is hitting like a man posessed.
Manny Ramirez is starting to hit again.
Wakefield has had three really good starts in a row.
Schilling looked amazing the other day.
The offense finally exploded yesterday.
We're home for 7 of the 10 games we have left.
The kids are looking pretty good.
Tek and Trot are due to explode very soon, same with Damon.

I think we're still going to make the post-season, even if we don't win the division. The Indians, who are 0.5 ahead of us in the Wild Card, should be passing the struggling White Sox in the Central. If the White Sox continue to struggle, we should be able to beat them out for the Wild Card. Once we get into the post-season, anything can happen.


The Red Sox haven't put up double digits in runs since August 29th. They haven't put up 15 or more runs since August 10th. Huge night for the middle of the lineup. Ortiz, Manny, Trot, and Tek combined to go 16 for 20, score 12 runs, knock in 12 runs, and hit 5 homers. Ortiz and Manny hit 2 homeruns each, and Nixon was a double shy of the cycle.

The Red Sox desperately needed to win this game, and to win an easy one. New York has been rolling, we have been struggling. Now we have to build on this offensive explosion as well as the solid start by Schilling and rack up a few victories.