Friday, July 16, 2010

The Slowest Man In MLB Hit For The Cycle Tonight

Yes, that's how bad it was at Fenway on Friday night. Bengie Molina hit for the cycle (and got hurt for his trouble getting the triple in the 8th with a leg muscle injury) on a ball that hit off Eric Patterson's glove in center.

The Apocalypse is upon us.

Some stiff named Fernando Cabrera gave up a grand slam to Molina in the fifth, as Texas won another 8-4, and the Red Sox looked like a team playing out the string again. Felix Doubront again didn't pitch badly, but his two fielding errors really hurt the Red Sox.

The lack of quality players, especially in the bullpen, is really catching up with this team. The Red Sox are now 6 1/2 back in the East and falling, as New York beat Tampa Bay tonight.

And Cliff Lee waits in the wings tomorrow night.


Bob Veris said...

Does Theo read your blog?

If not, why not?! With the dreaded Trade Deadline (is that onomatopoeia?) approaching, your sage thoughts on appropriate immediate action deserves airing!

What say you, counselor? The Nation awaits.


The Omnipotent Q said...

No, Bob, I'm just one of the rabble in the background who thinks he knows how to run this team...

Honestly, Theo has an enormous task in front of him trying to add some quality arms, which there are very few out there. The Nation is demanding action, but Theo doesn't want to make some panic move to satisfy the masses. He's right to hold on to the quality he has in the minors, and at some point if he decides that the season is beyond the Sox, he'll start planning for 2011.