This is why I am not doing a “Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder” comparison with the Red Sox this year. I could see it around Easter.
This is a team that will lose a bunch and win a bunch.
Lose dramatically one day, win dramatically the next.
And what better example than the past 2 days.
Yesterday they win with a walk off come from behind 9th inning homer.
Today Aceves coughs up a 9th inning come from behind homer to lose it.
They have 4 games against the Tigers to finish up the month of May.
It is a good bet that they will split those 4 games.
It is who they are.
The Red Sox swept the Twins.
I’m happy about that.
The won a shaky and back and forth game. Aceves struck out Dernard Span with the bases loaded to end the game.
But I stand by a previous post.
I am NOT going to do my “Teeth Grinder/Dodged Bullet” tally.
Sweeping a potential 90 loss team (with Clay Buchholz showing that his days of being a ‘budding ace’ are all but over) does not make this team bogged with holes a contender.
I am rooting for the Red Sox. I always root for the Red Sox. But the fact of the matter is they are NOT a very good team. And the sooner Sox fans come to grips with that, the more fun they will have this summer.
Tonight was a fun win.
OK, so I was wrong. I didn’t want the Red Sox trying to play this second game.
They did… and despite another rain delay the Sox picked up 2 wins while the Yankees order room service in Baltimore.
And these are 2 games the Yankees will have to make up somewhere in a crowded Baltimore (hellllllo A. J. Burnett starts.)
Meanwhile Alfredo Aceves picked up ANOTHER win!
Here’s an idea for Francona. Put Wakefield in all of Aceves spots. He’ll have his 200 wins in a heartbeat.
So now they Red Sox have Sunday and Monday off and be rested and ready for the Yankees.
And while I am at it…
THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 29 TO WIN THE A.L. EAST!
And to get into the playoffs…
THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 22!