Wednesday, September 28, 2005

It Ain't Over....

You know it's a crappy night when you title a Yankee Despiser piece with a quote from Yogi, of all people. But yeah, it was that kind of night. Yanks and White Sox win, Red Sox and Indians lose. Yanks up by one in the division. Small pitching tomorrow, against a Baltimore lineup that went back to dead tonight.

Those damn Jays have been to the Red Sox like the Rays were to the Junkees: an annoying thorn in the side. Frank Catalanotto turned into David Ortiz and hit like crazy. Arroyo stunk it up. And the Red Sox couldn't buy a friggin' hit with runners in scoring position. So many opportunities wasted.

And Arroyo once again proved why a Red Sox repeat looks damn near impossible right now. Last year, the pitching was much better. Pedro, Schilling in top form, and Wakefield. And in the clutch, Derek Lowe stepped it up. This year, aside from Wakefield, there's nobody you can really trust in a big game. Wells? The same guy that bailed out in the '03 World Series? Come on. Clement has stunk it up in the second half. Arroyo is still inconsistent. You never know what to expect from Schilling these days. And don't get me started on the middle relief. Then again, a Red Sox championship looked damn near impossible last October, after that infamous 19-8 thrashing. But with Dave Roberts no longer on the team...

And I think Mark Shapiro has pulled ahead of Theo Epstein in the young-Jewish-neophyte GM category. But that's a whole piece in and of itself.

Anyway, there are still four games left. Anything can happen. The Sox can win a few, the Yanks can lose a few. But things are not looking too good right now.

5 comments:

Michael Leggett said...

I will NOT cheer for a team, still using Juice on the side. GiamBALCO is roiding it. He's bigger than before his 1st roiding.

grunherz said...

If there is such a thing as karma, the Yankees are toast.

Between them hypocritically rooting for Giambi and their patchwork rotation with a payroll that would subsidize the welfare roles in a small Caribbean Country, they have no excuse to be gloating over a 1 game lead and really don't deserve a post-season berth.

The Red Sox on the other hand ... they just don't look like a championship caliber team right now and too much bad luck with injuries will most likely lead to disappointment very soon.

BUT ... after last year, who the hell knows?

Screw it, full speed ahead, my stomach lining is gone already so what the hell.

PizzaBagel said...

Forget about the fictitious Joe Hardy. Aaron Small has apparently sold his soul to the devil.

Michael Leggett said...

Small has given up runs, but with The Roided One, it gets harder to pitch to them.

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