Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I've Seen This Horror Movie Before

Let me set the scene for you.

The Red Sox fall behind early and big in a game against one of the league's best pitchers. It looks like it's heading for the "L" column.

The Sox fight back. They get the game tied, then grab the lead. They hold the opposition scoreless from the middle innings until the ninth. A win is in sight.

Then their closer gives up two home runs, both bombs, one ties the game, and the other loses it, as the Sox drop a heartbreaker.

Sounds like May 17th against New York at Yankee Stadium, right? Correct.

It also happened tonight in Colorado.

Another inexcusably atrocious outing from Jonathan Papelbon.

I don't know why I'm not angrier about this. I guess deep down I was expecting something like this would happen.


Rick said...

There is no more that I can add to the Tony Masserotti column a few weeks ago. He simply does not throw as hard as he used to and that starts the whole chain reaction of more hits and more walks as he can not finish off batter.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Makes me wonder if Papelbon has burned himself out as an elite closer. Theo has quite a decision to make this winter. Looks like it was a good thing they didn't sign him to a long term deal last winter.