Monday, June 05, 2006

Game 56 Thoughts

-The Sox got rocked. They've now lost 7 of their last 10 games. It's not time to abandon ship yet. It's a rough patch; every team goes through a rough stretch or two. Just look at the Tigers, they've been slumping badly too. Now if we get swept by the Tigers and then lose the series against the Indians, we may have some legit concerns, but step off the ledge at least for another week.

-We've looked piss poor since the turn of the month, but we're still just 2.5 games back, the same as when the month started.

-Gerald Laird raped us. Absolutely brutal, 2 2b's and 2 HR's.

-Cliff Politte needs to go NOW. He isn't even a shadow of his former self. He is a completely different pitcher and he is getting rocked consistently and his ERA is now up to 7.40.

-The offense got us a lead early, but did squat after that. That 2-0 lead is the type of lead we would have held up last year, but with our bullpen and with our starters suddenly struggling the offense needs to do more than a two run homer.

-The good - Nelson was put on the DL. The bad - Montero was called back up. The ugly - The state of the Sox bullpen.

-I agree that we didn't get a good chance to fully evaluate Montero when he was up here during his first stint, but he's not the answer for us in the bullpen. It's looking more and more like we're going to need outside help to plug the holes in our leaky bullpen.

-Chris Widger needs to learn how to call a proper ball game. There's a reason why our pitcher do so poorly when he's behind the plate.

-In the next 6 games, I want at least 4 wins with at least two of them coming against the Tigers. I don't care if we win both series, or if we take all three from the Tigers and then just 1 from Cleveland. Give me 2 wins against the Tigers and 4 out of 6 overall, and I'll be happy (sort of).

Sox Player of the Game

Joe Crede (5)

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