||[Jul. 15th, 2005|01:09 pm]
Alex trots the bases after his 2-Run Game Winning HR.
Being a Red Sox fan and watching the game last night felt a lot like "The Old Days". From a fans point of view I knew that it was going to be a high scoring affair. For the first five innings or so the umpire’s strike zone was about the size of a grapefruit and with the talented hitters on both side of the ball you knew that runs were going to be had.
With the Sox losing it was the same story different game. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, 6 runs should be more then enough to give us a win. I don't like seeing us in these slugfests, however they happen, esp. this year against the Yankees.
This all being said I'm not on the Tobin. This is one game, and we're still in first. Chad Bradford showed how valuable he may end up being for us, and our hitting is still there. We have some backend problems with our pitching yes, however I think the Yankees starting pitching is more of a problem for them. They almost need their offense to be scoring a lot of runs this year to get wins. So I'm not too worried yet, this is the Yankees though, and anyone who thought they'd go down without a fight just hasn't been paying attention to baseball the last decade.
Curt Schilling lost in possibly the worse way possible. People at the bar I was in were cheering when he came out...I was pacing. It's only one game, and if he's never the same again that's huge, but was worth it for the ring. The Sox face off against Redding tonight who they should be able to handle fine. We'll see which David Wells shows up tonight; Last time he threw a gem of a game in the stadium.
Millar still needs to go, or play less. That play at first last night was pathetic, and Bellhorn…*sigh* Don’t really know what to say there. I understand pitches seen per plate appearance and walks are good. And I also understand that BA is an overrated statistic, however when you’re near the Mendoza line, striking out a lot, and not hitting for power…something needs to be done.