A Month Of .500 Baseball...I'm Sick Of It! A Sunday Short
This coming week will make it, believe it or not, one month since the All Star game. 30 days.....nearly 30 games. And what do we have to show now, one month later? Good question. Bad answer. Mediocrity. The Red Sox have played .500 baseball......YAWN....."One step up, two steps back", as Bruce wrote and sang in 1987.
Last night the Devil Rays drubbed the Sox 8-5. David Wells was better than his last start. Unfortunately, Craig Hansen let the game get away in the 8th, keeping this "win one, lose one" pattern in place. It's time to replace this pattern just as we did the hot humid air pump weather pattern that was in place until yesterday. The rest of the summer will have no extended hot spells, weather-wise. Let's hope that is not true in terms of baseball. For we need a hot streak, not a give and take, win one lose one kind of thing. Clearly that's why we didn't put some distance between us and the rest of the division when we had the chance. The worst part of this whole thing is that we're hitting the ball just fine, and what do we have to show for it? Answer....not much. Remedy? BETTER PITCHING. Starters, relievers, hell, ANYTHINGERS.