Monday, May 03, 2010


The Boston Red Sox were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 3-2. With Youk on the bench and VMart not playing, Boston was no match for Birdie starter Kevin Millwood. On the bright side, and it's tough finding more than one, Josh Beckett took a big step forward by going seven strong innings, surrendering six hits and only two runs, walking none and striking out six. But two runs turned out to be too many. Bard pitched a clean but nail-biting eighth and Paps took care of the bottom of the ninth. Extra innings...what else is new? A high and wide pickoff throw to Lowell at first allowed the runner to reach second and from there, Ty Wiggington's line drive base hit mercifully ended the game and the series. Swept by the Orioles? My goodness. Can you believe it? After the game, the now team-spokesman Dustin Pedey Pedroia had this to say...

“It doesn’t get any easier,’’ Dustin Pedroia said. “Everyone thought Baltimore was three easy wins, and we got our asses kicked three times. We’re making it pretty tough on ourselves,’’ Pedroia said. “Tight games and we’re not finding a way to win them. We’ll grind it out, but we’ve got to find a way to start winning some games."

The Red Sox skipper, Terry Francona, did not mince words either. Here he is...

“Things haven’t really changed,” he said. “We talked about this last week. We’re still playing bad baseball. Unintelligent, undisciplined, uninspired baseball. It’s got to change. It either changes itself or we have to do something to change it.”

What do I think? I tell you. Tito's last sentence might have to come to pass. Changes might have to be on the way for this team to be able to score more runs. I'll leave it at that but if this trend continues, look for those changes. Positively. They are 7 1/2 games behind the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays. NOT ACCEPTABLE. And with the Angels and the Yankees next on the Sox schedule, who knows what will happen. I sure don't, that's for sure.

That's it for this first Monday of May. It's not April any longer and Boston must address some of their looming problems...soon. Click on this post's title for more on the Sox, thanks for popping in and as always, BE WELL.


At 5/03/2010 10:23 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

“Everyone thought Baltimore was three easy wins" - I wonder who Pedie means by "everyone"? I hope he's referring to the media and fans and not the team. If the team was thinking that, it could be part of the problem.

The couple of things we were worried about a month ago has turned into a smorgasbord of concerns. Things got to get better, don't they? Like maybe a couple of breaks going our way?!?

At 5/03/2010 8:21 PM, Blogger Faithy said...

True - I have found any team that thinks they have an 'easy' win will ultimately lose. I have not lived in Boston for 30 years (my son was born there tho) and it always seemed to mw that Boston teams were always their own worst enemy. Red Sox beltics and Bruins alike. I used to Joke that they threw their 'easy win' victory party the night before the game then blew it.

At 5/04/2010 6:18 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

A weeks worth of runs Monday night helped a little, I guess. Thanks BFW. I'm sure Pedey meant the team, by the way.

Hi Faithy. I don't believe that "before the game" victory party. No manager in his right mind would allow that. But then was a joke! I hope you come back often.


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