Saturday, May 5, 2012

5/5 Happy Cinco de Mayo Sox Fans

Hopefully the Red Sox can celebrate with a victory today.  They've got a quick turnaround after last night's late extra inning game.  Bobby V has shuffled the lineup pretty significantly.

Sweeney RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Aviles SS
Salty C
Ross LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Byrd CF

Cook SP

Two former Rockies face off in today's game, both Cook and Jason Hammel of the Orioles played together for Colorado.  Many players from each team have good career numbers against the pitcher they are facing.

The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games against the Orioles and 19-18 over the last 3 seasons.  That should tell you all you need to know about the state of our baseball team.  For anyone who believes that the Sox have more talent or are a better team than the Orioles right now, the record says otherwise.  Any excuses used to explain it away are just that, excuses.  It was mid May last year when this team took off. If the Sox are going to compete for the division or a playoff spot in 2012 they need to start playing winning baseball and soon.  The "it's early" argument still holds true, but it's starting to run out.  

6 comments:

  1. Under the category of bad to worse, Will Middlebrooks has been scratched with a hamstring injury. Nick Punto is taking his place at 3B.

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    1. Updated line up with Punto at 3B:

      Punto 3B
      Pedroia 2B
      Ortiz DH
      Gonzalez 1B
      Aviles SS
      Sweeney RF
      Ross LF
      Salty C
      Byrd CF

      Cook SP

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  2. File this one under the don't see that every day. Cook gets cleated at HP and goes down the dugout runway to get patched up. Unbeknownst to anyone Clayton Mortensen comes flying in from the bullpen. A nesn camera catches Bobby V in the dugout looking at Mortensen and he says something along the lines of "what the hell is Mortensen doing?". Mortensen bangs a left into the dugout and Cook comes back out to get the 3rd out of the 2nd. Never a dull moment with the '12 Sox.

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  3. I thought we had already hit rock bottom??

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  4. Until the Sox stop finding a different way to lose each time out, they will not turn this around. You have to admit though, new guy making his debut on the hill, getting spiked in 2nd inning and staying in to get hammered is a new one.

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    1. Just when you thought this one couldn't be topped...Sunday's game happened.

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