Sunday, September 17, 2006

Did Oakland Sweep Away Our Playoff Dreams?: Game 149 Thoughts

Sox blow another lead and another game 4-5

Sox lay an egg

-This game was another showing of mediocrity by the Sox.

-Jose was decent. Nothing great, but he could hav been a lot worse. He gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. If the offense was clicking that wouldn't be a bad start, but the offense, like our pitching today was mediocre.

-The Sox had 10 hits and 4 walks, which was a bright spot, but they only plated four runs. It wasn't a great performance, but it wasn't abysmal. If Jose had been dealing it wouldn't have been a bad output, but like the pitching, it wasn't anything special.

-Yes, I essentially wrote the same thing twice; that's because the Sox were mediocre. If they had either pitched or hit well this game they would have won, but they did just enough to lose. Cliche I know, but it's true.

-The Sox easily could have been the ones doing the sweeping, but instead they were swept. The Sox offense was MIA for the whole series, scoring 2, 4, and 4 runs.

-The 'pen did okay. By the 'pen I mean David Riske; he pitched two perfect innings of relief.

-I'm not going to harp too much on the specifics of the game, but here's a small blurb. AJ homers, Gload has three hits, Pods has a two-out RBI, and Dye has two hits.

-The Sox could have come out of this West Coast trip smelling like roses, or at least not smelling like fertilizer. They made a good start, winning the series against the Angels, but flopped terribly against the A's. I felt like we were going to win 2 games and take back-to-back series, but it turns out we only got two leads against the A's for us to piss away. The Sox now are in a dire situation. The Sox now basically need to sweep the Tigers if they want to make the playoffs. I have no hope, but I have no doubts. Okay, fine I have a lot of hope and a lot of doubts, but it's easier to pretend I don't.

-Oh yah, Frank Thomas hit a three-run homer to turn a two run deficit into a one run lead.

Onto the (abbreviated) awards.......................

Play of the Game: Frank's 3-run jack.

Big Ups of the Game to Ross Gload, he of 3 hits.

Sox Player of the Game: I refuse to give one until the next Sox win, or at least until someone does something ridiculous in a loss.

Jeeves' Spirit Level: At an all time season low.

Sox Record: BLEH! 84-65


Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

James' spirit level: about the same as Jeeves'. What will make me feel better? A sweep of Detroit and the next installment of the Buehrle Bile File.

9/18/2006 9:27 AM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

still some life here....huh guys...lets hope there was a reality adjustment as they flew through those time zones back home.

We need some serious Dickdasticking and some Mad Hungarian type of bullpenning.....

Hanging in there till the end...

9/18/2006 9:32 AM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

....oh, and give me Crede for tonight's pick

9/18/2006 9:33 AM  

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