Lead down to 4 games
posted at 8/12/2007 10:34 PM EDT
The Red Sox are not producing runs. I was praying that they would trade for Texeira, or some other big bat, before the trade deadline. When I read that they traded for Gagne, I was more upset that we gave Gabbard away, but I couldn't fault the the Sox brass for their reasoning. I think their idea of shutting down the starter after 6 or 7 innings and using two or three pitchers to finish the games is a good way to preserve the starting pitching for the stretch run. However, we're not scoring enough runs. What's wrong with Ortiz and Manny?? If Ortiz needs to go on the DL, then do it now so that he'll be ready for the stretch run. They can then bring up someone from the minors to fill in until He's ready to come back. Sheesh, steal a base, put on the hit and run, be more patient at the plate, stop swinging at bad pitches. I can't remember who the hitting coach is, but he should be fired imediately, he has turned both Manny, and Ortiz into average hitters
And about today's game..........What the hell was Francona thinking?? Timlin was pitching great, why did he remove him and put Okajima in?? Ok, so he does that, and pulls him to put Snyder in, then pulls him to put Gagne in, after he allready gave up several runs in his last appearances. Did anybody tell Francona that the Yankess had allready won, and oh by the way, we're in a freakin penant race?? These are the games we need to be winning, and we're throwing them away. I usually agree with how Francona handles the pitching staff but this time, I think it was totally wrong to put Gagne in.
Do you hear those footsteps?? That's the Yankess crawling up our back, and unless our bats wake up, and our relief pitching settles down, we'll be rooting for who ever is playing against the Yankees in October.