Argh for the Red Sox

If you haven’t any interest in baseball, stop now. Don’t read.

I flipped on game 4 of the ALCS last night, just in time for the first pitch of the top of the fifth inning. Tim Wakefield and his vaunted Knuckle Ball were at the plate for Boston. Chaos ensued.

7 runs and 30 minutes later, the inning is over and I’m in the depths of misery. What the hell! Why is everyone suddenly hitting that knuckleball? And why do the Sox’s starters have such a shitty ERA in this series? I’m depressed.

Now they’re looking at the bottom end of a 3-1 series lead. Elimination could come on Thursday, at Cleveland. If the Sox manage to hang on, they’ll come home for a Saturday/Sunday to close out the series, and someone will face Colorado.

Argh.

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4 Responses to Argh for the Red Sox

  1. Tom says:

    Yes, the state of RSN is back to pitch-by-pitch as it was in the 2004 ALCS. I don’t think this group has the same character the ’04 team had when it came back from 0-3 to beat the Yankees. The only guys producing on a regular basis are Papi, Manny & Lowell. The other 6 guy can barely string together consecutive singles. Get Drew, Coco and Lugo out of there… replace them with Kielty, Ellsbury and Cora respectively and have Ellsbury bat 1st.

    Cleveland players and fans appear to want it more. If they make it past the Red Sox then good luck to them against the Rockies. I’m not even sure the Patriots could beat the Rockies right now. ;-)

    BTW, That’s exactly why we watch the game on tape delay so we can fast-forward through innings like that. Luckily I was able to catch up on my Heroes episodes.

  2. Bill says:

    I watched the bottom of the fifth, then the sixth, and decided I couldn’t take it anymore. Bed was calling and I didn’t want to be stressed out.

  3. Tom says:

    World Series bound!!!

    I’m glad the other guys finally put together some key hits and I’m glad Francona replaced Coco Crisp with Jacoby Ellsbury. I think that gave our team and the bottom of the lineup some much needed jump start. Beckett deserved the MVP but Youklis was a very close 2nd.

    GO SOX!!!

  4. Bill says:

    Last night could easily have gone Cleveland’s way. With a few breaks like Lofton’s being thrown out at second by Manny (he was totally safe) and again with Lofton being held up at third rather than scoring the tieing run, the Sox developed some momentum.

    Having the young guys step up with all the offensive production doesn’t hurt, either.

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