Thursday, August 30, 2007

Put The Gun Down!

It was a terrible three-game series for the Red Sox that just concluded this afternoon in the Bronx. The three wins put the Yankees in a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the Wild Card lead, and it brought them to within 5 games of the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez also suffered an oblique strain and will miss some games (it's anyone's guess how long).
None of that is good news for the Red Sox and their fans. However, please keep these facts in mind.

The Red Sox are about to enter the month of September, and have a relatively easy schedule in front of them. They have 28 games to play, 18 at home and 10 on the road. They have just two road trips left, a four-game trip to Baltimore and a six-game one to Toronto and Tampa Bay. They have just one series left with any playoff contender, and that's the Yankees from September 14-16. Here's the breakdown from here on:

BAL 3 home (Aug. 31-Sept. 2), 4 road (Sept. 6-9)
NY 3 home (Sept. 14-16)
TB 3 home (Sept. 10-12), 3 road (Sept. 21-23)
TOR 3 home (Sept. 3-5), 3 road (Sept. 17-19)
OAK 2 home (Sept. 25-26)
MIN 4 home (Sept. 27-30)

The Red Sox are home the final six games of the season aginst Oakland and Minnesota. The Red Sox don't leave the Eastern time zone again in the regular season, and also have three off days. (Very important to have both in September.) It's there for the Red Sox to win.

Keep the Faith everyone. (Thanks to my friend Adam in Maine for the pic of Christopher Walken from "The Deer Hunter.")


Michael Leggett said...

I remember "The Deer Hunter":

That Powerful Movie still causes emotions;

& I'll be in Fenway this evening, with Wakey on the hill

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, great pic. That's how I was yesterday but I'm calmer now.

Still, I surely wish they had performed better. The problems they have had at the plate all year were fully exposed this series.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Losing Manny, hopefully for just a brief period, hurts, but you're right, MCW, the series exposed the problems the Sox have on offense.

Reinforcements, from the minors, are on the way.