They Shoot Horses, Don't They??
Yes, they do. When there is no hope and all that lies ahead for the horse is pain and discomfort. The Red Sox don't need anyone to put them out of their misery. They're doing just fine by themselves. The door was open last night for a step in the right direction. The Yankees, White Sox and the Twins lost. But it was to no avail, as the Angels thumped them, 4-3. Throw out the 16-2 interleague record and the Red Sox are a 53-54 team. Thats right. Sub .500 against the AL. The Sox are shooting themselves in the foot right now. All they have to do is aim a little higher. Let's be patient. They'll get it right.
Last night the pitching was OK by starter Snyder. Getting 3 or less for 6 innings is fine for ANY 5th starter in the league. We can live with that. Manny Delcarmen wasn't brought in until the 8th, the inning after Gabbard gave up a run and the lead. I'm not one to say what if this, what if that, because we never scored that 4th run, that go-ahead run. So for this game, Tito is OK in my book. Barely.
So the trip resumes tonight at 10. Let's keep all firearms out of arm's reach. And lets all keep a keen ear open in order to hear that faint echo of a gunshot. If it came from the west, watch out...trouble.