Don't Get Me Wrong...It's Not All Wily Mo's Fault
From the Globe, and then me......
"The Sox couldn't hit, couldn't field (two errors and one huge misplay by Coco Crisp in center), and couldn't pitch well enough even with their ace on the mound. The Sox stranded four runners in the first and second innings, and have been shut out four times this season."
Peter here. I love good defensive play in the outfield, something that WMP may be incapable of doing on a consistant basis. But because of injuries, we will be forced to watch him out there, in left or in right. Not where he is the most comfortable, and that would be centerfield. When he has to adjust the angle to attack the fly ball, that's where he gets in trouble. In center, everything is directly in front of you, and it's easier to get an earlier immediate read on the ball. Rightfield at our Fenway is one of the toughest to play right fields in all of baseball. Trot took care of that quietly and effectively. But he's down. Manny will be back today, we have the BIG GUY on the mound, and we hope for a win. The Yankees have trouble with the Angels, and it would not surprise me if they lose the next two. Time to step up. Now! I'm waiting. We all are.