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Another game lost...and a season with it?

Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:11 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2011 5:19 pm
 
NEW YORK -- Top of the first inning Sunday: Jacoby Ellsbury leads off with a single, and promptly gets picked off.

Bottom of the first inning Sunday: The Yankees turn two bunt singles, two steals, a wild pitch, a passed ball and an error into two runs.

The game could have ended right there. The Red Sox season could have ended right there.

You thought the 9-1 loss to the Yankees on Saturday was bad? Well, the 6-2 loss on Sunday afternoon was no better.

And John Lackey, owner of the worst ERA of any regular starting pitcher in baseball, starts for the Red Sox on Sunday night.

Oh, and the out-of-town scoreboard kept showing the Rays ahead of the Blue Jays. The Rays won, 5-2, cutting the Boston lead in the wild card to just half a game.

"We've got four games," manager Terry Francona said. "We can right our whatever. We need to work on our righting skills."

Francona then wrote out a Game 2 lineup that included J.D. Drew, in his first appearance since July 19.

There is some good news, Red Sox fans. Jacoby Ellsbury hit two home runs, his 29th and 30th of the year. He has 100 RBI. He's having a great September.

He'd be an MVP candidate, if his teammates weren't collapsing around him.

The Red Sox are 5-18 in September. They're 1-18 when they don't score 12 runs.

Their starting pitchers -- it was Tim Wakefield Sunday afternoon -- have a 7.32 ERA.

They've scored first in just two of their last 16 games.

They might have scored first Sunday afternoon -- except that Ellsbury got picked off. The Yankees scored first -- because the Red Sox handed them two runs.

Oh, and John Lackey starts Sunday night. With J.D. Drew in right field.
Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

Coming into this series I was really hoping the Red Sox would be the team they were at the start of the month. I appreciate our rivalry with Boston and enjoy watching a good game whether it be a pitching duel or a slugger's festival. It is disappointing to see a good team like the Red Sox self-implode. As a fan of baseball and the Yankees it doesn't matter if its the Rays or the Red Sox I just want to see the best play the best.



Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

Don't forget about Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander.




Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

Rays fan here...difficult not to get giddy ut gotta keep things in check until business is concluded. I cant believe the REDSOX, but Im very thankful. Keep up the piss poor play please!!!!  Go Rays!!!



Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

Danny, the comment that that Ellsbury would be an MVP candidate if his teamates weren't collapsing around him doesn't make a lot of sense.

He clearly is an MVP candidate, and his only competition is Bautista. If a team's W-L record factors into your decision on MVP status, wouldn't that give Ellsbury the edge anyway?

I don't get it.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

I think the Boston Cops are on Suicide Alert.   Sox lose, Rays win, Brady throws 4INTS and the Pats can't hold an early 21 Point lead.    Laughing



Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

The best team in history? Nevah!! lol



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Another game lost...and a season with it?

Pathetic. No other word for it. Pathetic.

I hope the Rays come back and take their playoff spot because the Sox won't show up in the playoffs anyway.


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