Monday, August 6, 2012

That Was Not Good, Boston Beat Texas 9-2

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: It was 2-1 Boston in the top of the 4th and Nellie had a lead off double.  Then, Nellie proceeds to get picked off at second after taking a ridiculously big lead off.  It was uphill sledding offensively from that point forward.

Yu got beat up for 6 ER's and 4 BB's in 6.2 IP.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Beltre had a homer in the top of the 9th.  Nellie did have 3 hits.  And Josh had a hit.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: I blame this on Oz-gate (Oswalt refusing to go out for a 3rd inning in the last game vs. KC) and/or a hangover from the tough loss in the finale versus KC.  The team looked unsettled.  Including Yu.

Next up Dempster.  Let's see if he looks like an ace tomorrow night.  If they have needed a strong start from an ace pitcher this season I'd say tomorrow is it.

3 comment(s) regarding this post:

jeffreyevanfischer August 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM  

Well stated - let's add one element - that dumb "Green Monster" in left. Purists be damned - that ballpark and feature make no sense. Sorry.

Anonymous,  August 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM  

Nolan needs to talk to his buddy Oswalt and tell him he's not the manager. And if he cannot do what the manager wants then they should cut Oswalt. Now.

Anonymous,  August 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM  

@Jeff, they just posted a stat during tonight's game. Red Sox have 245 doubles this season, next team has 213, Rangers have 205. Why? The Green (double machine) Monster in left field. A lot of those would be outs if not for the Monster. - JG

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