Thursday, June 07, 2007

Four Straight Losses And Six Of Seven

This isn't any fun, and I sure hope the Red Sox turn it around and escape Oakland with a victory today. After seven double plays in these last two games and runs you can count on one hand, thumb not included, this is the first major swoon the club has faced this year. Yesterday it was Timmy Wakefield's turn to have a quality start. He went seven innings and allowed only 3 runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. But he had no run support. Again JD Drew sat against a leftie, and again Lugo and Crisp had zero hits. Did Theo pay JD $70 million to be a platoon player? I don't think that was in his original game plan. They represent three guys, one third of the starting line up, who were supposed to provide power and pop to the lineup, but who so far have been more fizzle than pop, more blah than wow, more ho-hum than "standing ovation" game altering base hits. And I will never get used to it. Tito said just yesterday that JD Drew WILL get hot, scorching hot. I'm waiting! We're waiting!! RSN is waiting!!! On the bright side, the Darkman, Hideki Okajima, finished the game flawlessly, but it seems that the team left its lumber back at Fenway, and that's not a good thing.
Get away day is a day game at 3:30 this afternoon, with Curt Schilling, trying to stop this four game freefall, going against the A's righty Blanton. It'll be nice to see a righthander again. It would also be nice to see some crooked numbers up on the scorboard. A lot of them. In the top row, the visiting team's row. Only.
Click on the title for more on this confounding stretch of Sox baseball, written by the Boston Herald's Jeff Horrigan. And if you have a lucky hat or shirt or jacket, or a lucky ANYTHING, bring it out. We need something......just what, I'm not sure. Except maybe 8 or 9 runs in each of the next few games. That'll help!

19 Comments:

At 6/07/2007 8:01 AM, Blogger Fenway Blogger said...

West coast games are hard to stay up for let alone watch! Yukk!!!
JD I agree... They'll snap out of it. Thank God for the lead!!!

 
At 6/07/2007 8:08 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Good morning - When I put on my Boston shirt today, that's exactly what I was thinking (hope it works)! Maybe we should fedex their lumber to them for this afternoon lol.

 
At 6/07/2007 8:09 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

FB. And these uneasy times for our Sox are not fun for my peace of mind, much less my blood pressure!
Thanks for reading, as always. I mean it. Crooked numbers today, for us. PLEASE!!!!!

 
At 6/07/2007 8:11 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Carol, we posted a comment at the same time! Now maybe our Sox can score some runs and back Schill after he runs out of gas (??) after the 6th.
As always, great to see and read you here. Peter, who would pay for the FEDEX charges!

 
At 6/07/2007 9:18 AM, Blogger 白夜 White Night said...

typical redsox June Swoon again and again. this is so ******* frustrating. especially when our pitchers are pitching really well. and yes, hopefully Cpt. Schill will get us back on track and avoid the sweep.
by the way, it was nice to see Tito flip out once in a while.

 
At 6/07/2007 9:32 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Sawx will be fine. At least they won't be playing in an outfield area, noted for producing huge #s of Injuries, namely at Shea Stadium.

 
At 6/07/2007 9:38 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Yeah ive been really busy for the last 6 months but expect the posts to pick up again during the summer. I really am getting sick of staying up to watch these debacles, though. Schill can get us back on track tonight.

 
At 6/07/2007 9:55 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BEN, I hope so.....

White Night, I feel the same as you do...

And Michael, 3:30 might make such a difference.....

SOX win today.........thanks for all of your comments. My goodness, we need a win, or four straight! One plus one plus one plus one makes four. Starting today, in about 5 hours.

 
At 6/07/2007 10:01 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I want to thank every one one of you. Why? Because I know Kevin Youkilis, and the rest of our Sox, will do it! I have hope, and faith.....and thanks for every comment.......I so mean that.....

 
At 6/07/2007 10:01 AM, Blogger Faith said...

My O's finnally gort a win, so there is certainly hope for your guys. LOL

We'd be leading the league if games were 7 innings, we have lost almost all our games in the 8th or 9th, after leading the whole day.

Food for thought only

 
At 6/07/2007 10:03 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 6/07/2007 10:04 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Faith....and the O's are doing so well! Peter

 
At 6/07/2007 10:05 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 6/07/2007 10:17 AM, Blogger Faith said...

Peter? O's doing well? winning on game after 5 losses is not what "I" call doing well.

But I still have hope, if we can just pull our end game together we will be a formidable force.

 
At 6/07/2007 2:32 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Faithy, you're a "formidable force" as an O's fan!

 
At 6/07/2007 2:42 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

They'll be fine. Just a little slump. They'll reel off six or seven wins soon enough, Peter.

 
At 6/07/2007 2:46 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I...I..I hope Sul!!

 
At 6/07/2007 3:24 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

Well if thy dont win today.They sure will win the Diamondbacks series if not all 3 games

 
At 6/08/2007 6:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

That's your territory, Kaylee. Bring 'em in!

 

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