Monday, July 17, 2006

Bombed in the Bronx: Game 91 Thoughts

Sox Lose 4-6

-I was expecting the Sox to come roaring out of the gate to begin the second half, but they fell completely flat against the Bronx Bombers. I really wanted a win today, just so we would have some momentum going into the Detroit series.

-The Sox have lost 5 of 6, which is not the way to catch the Tigers. I know there's a lot of season left, but I'd still like to reel the in the Tigers sooner rather than later.

-Freddy really looks burned out (no that's not a reference to his pot smoking). He isn't throwing hard anymore, and he's leaving a lot of pitches up in the zone. The gopher ball has been his biggest weakness. In 19 starts he's given up 22 dingers. He gave up three runs via home run, and three additional runs in his 7 innings of work.

-The Sox again put up a lot of hits, but couldn't plate anyone. They had 14 hits and three walks and could only muster 4 runs. Our 3-4-5 hitters really dropped the ball. Thome had 5 LOB, JD had 6 and Paulie had a whopping 7 LOB.

-The closing two innings are really indicative of our recent struggles on offense... In the eighth we had men on first and second with no out. Uribe popped up and then Pods grounded into a DP. In the ninth, we again had runners on first and second with no outs. This time, Paulie led off with a DP, and then JD struck out.

-Big ups of the day to Iguchi for racking up 4 hits

Sox Player of the Game

I refuse to give a PotG to anyone today. Gooch might have been worthy, but considering we got swept, I refuse.

Sox Record: 57-34


Blogger TheCount said...

Sorry I've been away, but my pick is going to have to be, Tadahtio

7/17/2006 9:59 AM  

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