Thursday, July 06, 2006


Losing 3 games in a row might not exactly be a freefall, but this morning, it sure seems like one. As in his last start, Jason Johnson, or JJ, had trouble in the first 2 innings, and the Red Sox, who have not hit at the Trop, could not bat their way out of it. JJ gave up 4 runs in the first 2 innings. Wave goodbye today, while he is still with the big team. In his 2 starts, in the first 2 innings of each combined, he has given up 9 runs while allowing 16 of 28 batters to reach base. Last night, a 4-1 lead was as insurmountable as a 10-0 lead. I want us to leave, and leave now, but we have one game left here in Florida, one game. We all are counting on Tim Wakefield to stop the bleeding.
Carl Crawford was the offensive star for the Devil Rays, and he stole home to boot! For some reason, JJ was pitching from the wind-up with Crawford on 3rd base. I could not believe my eyes. What happened next was hardly surprising. The guy has lightning speed and had plenty good of a jump. Jason Johnson is not the answer to our fifth starter problem. Bye. Nice try. We are in a race for a playoff spot. We need 5 guys we can rely on.
We count on the knuckleball tonight. And then it's on to the windy city, where the champs await.


At 7/06/2006 8:38 AM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...


i hate Joe Maddon's stupid shift. i hate the dome & its inconsistent "ground rules". i hate those two clowns that announce for FSN-FL. i hate listening to how "Carl Crawford was snubbed by not getting an All Star spot".

at this point, bring on Ozzie Guillen & his 2005 World Champs. just get me the heck outta Tampa.

At 7/06/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

After many a great streak, there's a downturn of some kind:

This one is quite-unnerving.

At 7/06/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Unnerving? In plain English, it sucks! And **dawn**, I'm with you! Timmy, please win, and then we are outta there!!! Faster than a speeding bullet, able to beat sub .500 teams in a single bound......Chicago, and then a break.

At 7/06/2006 10:01 AM, Anonymous julie said...

jason needs to go. still, it was made blaringly obvious by our lack of offense. what happened? did we forget how to swing the bat overnight? suddenly everyone's slumping! except for papi. remy said, "the only way to make a successful shift against this guy is to put a position player in the third row of the bleachers." hahaha i love remy =]

At 7/06/2006 12:09 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

God bless the RemDawg. I missed him these last two nights watching FSN Florida...

At 7/06/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Julie and Q, that's why I feel so lucky to be able to count on seeing NESN, whenever, just by the click of my remote's button. And for those of you who have to depend on someone else's judgement, and that someone is surely not as well informed on which button and which network to air, I feel for ya. But it all seems better when our Sox play the way we know they can. And will! Optimistic me...not so bad! And not in that tree anymore, J.

At 7/06/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

what scares me is...all the Sox best hitting came against NL clubs. i want to see some hitting in the AMERICAN League!

ohhhh...i miss NESN. more often than not, Extra Innings shows the Sox games on NESN. but when Boston plays in FL, i am stuck with these 2 FSN-FL jerks.

At 7/06/2006 1:09 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You know I feel for you. And I hope reading here helps, if only just a wee little bit.

At 7/06/2006 6:51 PM, Anonymous kaylee said...

NICE work


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