Wednesday, September 22, 2010
SOX CONTINUE SLOW TORTURE
The Red Sox season has been sad, and it's finishing in a sad way. I don't mean like funeral sad, I'm talking lame, weak, wimpy sad. Last Friday, I wrote about the very slim but still very real chance that the Sox had to make the playoffs. They had the Blue Jays and O's coming to town, and all they needed to do was win those games.
And if the Sox had swept Toronto, and won the last 2 against Baltimore, they'd be 2.5 games behind the Rays. That'd be with 11 games left, and that's a very manageable deficit to overcome.
But as it is, the Sox are now 8-9 against the O's on the season. And that just makes me sad.
And Papelbon, good luck getting a big fat contract with an ERA up near 4.
John Lackey faces Kevin Millwood tonight. Millwood is 3-15, which probably means the Sox will give him win #4.