Re: Game 90: Red Sox at Angels
posted at 7/8/2013 9:40 AM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
In response to TheExaminer's comment:
In response to AL34's comment:
We need a right handed hitter and it is rearing its ugly head. Wouldn't Adrian Beltre look good at third about now with his production as well.
Agree Al. I figured we'd lose this one and was fine with that if we took the first two. Last nights game really screwed the pooch. And the irony is, I dont think this loss tonight had any connection to last nights game whatsoever. I didnt notice any hangover at all, they just couldnt hit Weaver--which is exactly what I figured would happen when I saw this series and the matchups.
Who knows what happened ? I said they seemed deflated by last night's meltdown. Everyone disagreed. You said something to the effect that they would come out fighting. It looked like that when Ellsbury and Nava led off with hits. After that , it was all downhill , as they managed just three more hits and no runs. Weaver was tough , but we did not get a single hit off of three different relievers. To my thinking , I was right. There was a carry over effect from last night. Maybe it was something else. Who can say ? All I know is that you can state an opinion here. Others can disagree with it. When your opinion becomes reality, the others will still not acknowledge it. They will find other reasons why it happened the way it did. I said clearly that the Sox would have trouble bouncing back from last night's debacle. Well , they were shut out and beaten without a whimper tonight. I just hope the malaise does not last too long. Seattle is a team that we should beat up on. But it won't happen if they are unable to shake off the effects from Saturday night's fiasco. But you know what ? If we get swept by the inferior Mariners, those same posters will still deny that it was a carry over from Saturday. They will say something like " it happens." Right. That's a good reason. Stick to your guns folks. Don't ever admit that you were wrong. I'll say this; If the Sox had come out tonight aggressively and beaten up on the Angels, I would have been the first to say that they had put Saturday's game behind them. Instead , as I predicted, they came out and played poorly and were blanked by four Angel's pitchers. Make of it what you will. On to Seattle.
Id be more apt to agree if the pitching was bad last night. But if there was a hangover from Saturday it wasnt obvious to me dg. The only thing you could say was that the hitters pressed too much to try to make up for the loss. But with the way they worked Weaver into deep counts all night and battled him, how can you say that? They just got beat by Weaver, period, and I always figured they would. They also got some lousy strike calls early and hit into bad luck when PD's rocket was hit right at Callaspo with first and third and none out. What can you do about that? That ball gets through down the line, we are looking at a totally different game, and most likely a win. Was PD supposed to be able to steer that ball after he crushed it? And how do we blame thay one on Saturdays game? I just dont see a strong connection to the Saturday game, and you know what else? Looking at the pitching matchups for the next two games, it could well happen again. I said that even before Saturdays game. Seattle has just won 4 out of 6 at Texas and Cincinatti, and are throwing Hernendez and Iwakuma at us. Saturday or not, those are tough games to win.