Friday, July 20, 2012

Brief Red Sox Update 7/20

So in typical Red Sox fashion, they follow up an euphoric win with a lackluster loss.  Two of the Maineiacs were in the house for Thursday night's walk-off homer and ensuing madhouse.  More on that story in the coming days with a retro diary post of our trip to Boston.

As for the Sox, they continue to tread water.  They are in the thick of the race for the AL wildcard, but they can't seem to put a run together.  Buchholz looked good last night in person and can be a top of the rotation guy the rest of the way.  Beckett was clearly disappointing tonight, getting booed at Fenway for the first time in a while.  This team, somewhat unfortunately, relies on the arms and heads of Lester, Beckett, and Buchholz down the stretch.  It was nice to see the Fenway crowd appreciate our expected lineup, finally.  This just in, Carl Crawford is good.  He could still have a big impact along with Ellsbury atop the Red Sox lineup the rest of the way.

The Sox look to bounce back tomorrow night against the Jays at Fenway Park.  Aaron Cook takes the mound at Fenway where he has pitched well, other than post-cleat-to-the-kneecap.  Look for a Maineiacs presence for tomorrow night's game as well as a full write up of our trip to Beantown for the Ross Walkoff as well as pictures.  Go Sox!

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