Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

A Losing Road Trip

Dammit.

I'm sorry, you can't lose yet another series to the Oakland A's and expect to be contenders.

The Sox go to Seattle and Oakland, neither of whom will come anywhere near the playoffs this year, and go 2-4 with one game remaining on Wednesday.

A good effort by Jon Lester, who allowed just a single run in 6 2/3 innings while striking out 9, flushed down the crapper.

The offense continues to be AWOL. They've scored a paltry 12 runs in 6 games (and 7 runs in 5 games if you take out the five they scored last Friday). Opportunities out the wazoo in the final three innings and the Red Sox get nothing to add to a 2-1 lead. And it cost them yet another game, and another chance to gain on New York in the standings, as they lost again in St. Pete on Tuesday night. Alfredo Aceves gave up three hits in the ninth, and Ryan Kalish, who has not impressed me in the outfield with his defense, overran a ball that allowed runners to move up, and it was lost on a Coco Crisp sac fly.

I'm pissed off and I'm going to bed.

Happy Fourth of July.

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