Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Simply Disgraceful

The Cleveland Indians are one of the weaker offenses in the American League. Second from the bottom in batting average, third from the bottom in runs scored and home runs. They are also near the bottom in most pitching stats, too.

You get the idea. They are a bad team.

How bad? Shelley Duncan is their cleanup hitter.

Justin Masterson was 3-10 going into Wednesday night's game with an ERA over 5.50.

They are last in the AL Central, 15 1/2 games out.

And the Red Sox give a complete and total crap effort at Fenway against them and get blown out of their socks, 9-1. These rotten teams have given the Red Sox fits all year, and it's one of the main reasons why they will be playing golf after October 3rd.

You can't beat the Indians at home? You've got BIG problems.

Jon Lester didn't have it, the offense did zilch with runners on base, and three errors in the field all led to Cleveland runs. Only David Ortiz' home run kept it from being a shutout.

An absolutely disgraceful effort from the home team tonight, in every phase of the game. Last night's game made me proud to be a fan of the team. Tonight's effort (or lack thereof) embarrassed not just me but all of us who follow this club.

Jacoby Ellsbury returned, but the word on Kevin Youkilis is he may be done for 2010, whether he needs surgery or not.

Last night's near-fisticuffs sure didn't inspire this team. Every Red Sox fan who actually paid money to see this travesty live deserves a refund from the team.

36 days until the Vikings open the NFL season in New Orleans. I may be looking forward to it more and more.


Rick said...

3 out of 4 in this series would have been very good. We need 1 2004 (regular season) type of late season hot streak is the reality.

Probably won't occur on this 10 game road streak (6-4 or 7-3 would be good)

The Omnipotent Q said...

I was thinking 5-5 would be fine, Rick. The Sox need a big time hot streak right now. Have to find a way to win without Youk. It's a tall order.