Sunday, April 10, 2005

Jays Fly To Another Victory



Another loss ends a 2-4 road trip, something not expected before the season began. The pitching staff has all sorts of problems, mostly David Wells, who looks like he’d rather be eating glazed donuts at 7 Eleven than pitching for the Red Sox. Right now, the ace is Tim Wakefield. No, that does not look good on paper.

I didn’t see the game, and unfortunately had to resort to recaps. Ted Lilly dominated us for the majority of the game, only giving up a sac fly to Jay Payton early. Converted starter Miguel Batista, who the Sox kill year after year, gave up a game-tying single in the ninth against- who else- Edgar Renteria. Yeah, yeah, I know, Cabrera would have done it too. Then, the reliable Mike Timlin blows the game in the ninth by giving up an RBI double to Orlando Hudson. A sad way to end a sad road trip.

Sure, it’s “only April” and “Manny will start hitting”, and the best one: “Wells just needs time to focus.” Whatever. I hope everyone is right, because seeing Boston in the cellar, I don’t care how early in the year, brings me to a dry heaving state. It’s great that David Wells didn’t walk anybody yesterday, it’s just unfortunate that all of his pitches were meat served on a silver platter. And it’s great that Matt Clement has a young, ready arm and plenty of upside, but he needs to throw the ball over the plate with consistency. It’s all about execution.

In other news, the Yankees lost their home series to the Orioles, featuring choke jobs from the new additions. Wright was hammered, and Pavano was literally hammered. As much as it pains me to say this, I hope he’s doing alright. We get Wake against the Moose tomorrow. Oh yeah, there’s some kind of ring ceremony going on before the game, I just heard about it.

We return to the friendly confines of Fenway Pahk. Let’s sweep the Yanks, boys.

3 Comments:

At 10:29 PM, Anonymous cdinprov said...

So while you stated many many not so great facts, may i remind you of someone. that skinny young guy, with really bad hair. Bronson Arroyo. we all tended to overlook him last year, but i dont think such will be the case this year. he has earned his spot in the rotation, and can only get better. Schilling will be back as soon as humanly possible, maybe sooner. plus well, i guess this is where "keep the faith" really comes in. can we as boston fans stick by our team, eventhough they are starting the season poorly. YES! thats what makes us real redsox fans in the first place.

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Zach said...

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At 10:50 PM, Blogger Zach said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Cornroyo is going to break out this season and surprise many doubters. It's really early, but u gotta be worried about this rotation and bullpen....

 

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