Thursday, August 11, 2005

Now They Can't Hit

Another few losses, and it'll be crisis-time in Junkee land again. And as long as the Sox, Indians and A's keep winning, I'll be quite happy with that.

Thing that struck me about the White Sox series: the Junkees couldn't hit. And this was without facing their two best starters, Garland and Buehrle. Cano's been slumping for a while (6 for his last 43 = .141), Shemp's been off his game (3-21), and even the Juice man's bat was quiet this series (1-9). Bernie's bat has been dead. And Jorge Posada is aging fast (.247, .332 OBP). The Junkees have survived their pitching problems simply because of their offensive prowess. But if their offense continues to waste gems like Small and Chacon pitched, they'll be out of it real soon. Maybe their bats will wake up against Texas, who gave up 35 runs in the Boston series. But with Proctor and Leiter pitching, will it even be enough, against one of the best offensive teams in the game?

-- So much good stuff yesterday. Another botched ball by Bernie. Mo blowing a game for the first time in ages (the way Joe used him, you know he was dying to win this one). Fans calling up WFAN and ripping Snorre. Another Sox win.

Best part of it all? Getting to see Jaret "I miss my Mazzone" Wright make his return to the rotation. (Wonder if the Junkees are stupid enough to bump Small to make room for Wright, which may be a non-issue if RJ stays on the shelf.) Wright starts against the Rays next week. I guess that's gonna be another series win for Tampa Bay.

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phil said...

This season, they're even at 3-3 against Texas but have lost 7 of 10 against Tampa Bay. I just hope Texas isn't too demoralized after getting swept by Boston.

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mouse said...

I imagine the Rangers will be looking to rebound from their trip to Fenway. The Texas lineup is very dangerous: top to bottom, there's a guy who can hit a homer at any given moment. Mediocre pitching won't be enough to shut them down, especially if they're hungry for wins.

Plus, I think Soriano has it in for his old team, since he usually feasts on Yankee pitching. Bonus!

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phil said...

What a spiffy blog. Unfortunately, the Yankees brought their bats tonight and eked out a 9-8 win.