Thursday, June 15, 2006

Red Sox Pitching Depth Makes Me Want To Hurl....

....and if I could hurl baseballs effectively, I would. But lunch is more my style. Last night, Matt Clement could not get the job done. He needs to see a doctor, and not just for his ailing bicep. I'll leave it at that. The bullpen? No help whatsoever, as Van Buren walked 'em full and Manny Delcarmen emptied them with a pitch that turned into a grand slam home run. It was over. MVP of the game for the Sox? Nate Reese, the bat boy who tackled a mentally disturbed fan, one of 2 who ran on the field. And Kevin Youklis was back in the lead off spot, something I clamored for a couple weeks ago. You cannot ignore his OBP, speed or no speed.
So, other than Schill, Wakes, Mike Timlin or Jonathon Papelbon, who would you feel comfortable with on the mound? Think, I'll give you a few seconds.............................................nada, zilch, no one. I came to the same conclusion. More on this later, but to tell you the truth, I have no solutions. Not this early in the morning. I'm still trying to digest the bullpen's ERA. Without Paps in the mix, it is 4.97, having allowed 16 runs and 17 hits in the last 10 and 2/3 innings. OUCH!!!!! Sad, too. So is second place. And that's exactly where we find ourselves this grey foggy and coolly dismal morning.

5 Comments:

At 6/15/2006 10:46 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

lol....i have done a couple on red sox pitching this year, what is scary is we dialed down our offense this year becuase our pitching and defense was supposed to be the best we had in a decade....i agree with the defense part, but man we sux at pitching right, and need at least 1 starter and one more arm for the pen

 
At 6/15/2006 11:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

At least. But the Yanks will be starting to deal soon too, although while injured badly, they're doing OK. I wish not, but.....

 
At 6/15/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Dave Wallace?

Get Well; You're needed;

Nipp isn't half as talented.

 
At 6/15/2006 1:20 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Agreed, ML. He was so effective the last 2 years, and mostly ignored, talent wise. He made our pitching staff SO much better, and he's missed. Nothing against Al...I saw him pitch more than a few times in person. Quirky and real fun to watch on the mound.

 
At 6/15/2006 2:42 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Wallace was extremely effective as 1998-2000 Mets Pitching Coach, but Bobby Valentine despised him because Bobby V despised Steve Phillips.

 

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