Re: Tito has thrown in the towel
posted at 9/8/2011 5:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tito has thrown in the towel
[QUOTE]georom4.I started a discussion on this subject a week or so ago.I agree with you.You don't play to be second best.All these Red Sox fans that are always happy with winning the wild card are a bunch of losers.I wonder if the Yankees and their fans feel this way.I think not.
Posted by xmen[/QUOTE]
Who is playing for second place or wild card and who is rooting for it? No one I know of.
The problem right now is that of the opening day starters only Lester and Lackey are available, and Lackey continues to look bad. Against Toronto and then Tampa Bay, we are going to see the likes of Miller, Weiland, Lackey, and, finally Lester (facing Price at Tropicana). The pitching is broken, period. Last night our ace setup man gave up 5 runs. Albers, once effective, looks awful. Wheeler, recently better, is slipping back. Morales is not a factor. Aceves has been a great long reliever, but . . . Doubront and Bowden are both chancy. Only Papelbon has remained solid. And Bard has most of the time.
You want to know who has thrown in the towel? It's Becket, Buchholz, Matsuzaka, Bedard, Lackey, Wakefield, Albers, Wheeler, Jenks, Atchison, et al. Bard, last night notwithstanding, Papelbon, and Lester are all ready to pitch and pitch well. In the lineup possible towel-throwers have to include Drew, Crawford, Lowrie, McDonald, Cameron, Aviles, and maybe Youkilis. Plus right now both Pedroia and AGon are backsliding a little.