West coast losses sting a little more
*IF* the Red Sox make the playoffs this year what teams do they want to face, and what teams would it be better to avoid?
The Advanced Scout gets his Kleenex handy as he analyzes the Cleveland Indians
The Advanced Scout tries to find a respite in numbers as he analyzes the Cleveland Indians
Tonight will mark the third time that John Lackey will face his former squad, the Los Angeles Angels, wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform. The first two went in the win column. Will the the third be as lucky?
The Boston Red Sox are riding the .500 line after taking three in a row off of the Los Angeles Angels. Now, Daisuke Matsuzaka will have to shake off the rust from his first start, in which he got tagged for six earned runs on seven hits against the Orioles, in order to complete the sweep of the Angels and give the Red Sox a winning record.
That one stings. Jon Papelbon’s ninth inning meltdown ended the playoff journey for Boston, as the Red Sox are swept by the Los Angeles Angels, 7-6.
After leading for the entire game, Vlad Guerrero’s single off Papelbon in the top of the ninth was the culmination of a completely lackluster post-season, the end of a pretty abysmal weekend for Boston sports in general. But… there’s always next year.
The Red Sox are in such dire straits offensively, I’m pining for the offensive slump the team was in that precipitated the Victor Martinez trade.
Across two games, Boston’s come up with just eight measly hits, only two of them extra-base hits (and not of the four-bagger variety).
Putting aside for the moment whether Terry Francona messed up on such decisions as leaving Josh Beckett in too long, where do the Sox go from here?