Thursday, a win, nice.
Friday, another win, on Hank Steinbrenner’s father’s birthday no less, and things were great.
Then back-to-back disgusting losses. If the Sox win one of those two games on Saturday or Sunday I’d be feeling a whole lot better about things right now. But, they lost a pair of gut-wrenchers, ones that they really had no business losing. But, they did, and it stinks.
You see, the genius that is Joe Morgan actually got something right last night. He mentioned that the Sox were behind seven in the loss column to Tampa, and that you can’t make those up because you’ve already lost them. I know, groundbreaking stuff, but the King of the obvious is right.
Sure Tampa may not have the experience that the Sox have, but they do have a comfortable lead, and that’s going to be good for them. They might not feel any pressure down the stretch if the Sox aren’t breathing down their necks. If you’re in a race, do you really worry if you look over your shoulder and don’t see anyone? Nope, you just keep running your race and you’re usually fine.
Certainly the schedule will help the Sox in the second half. And, getting Papi back eventually, hopefully, will also be a good thing. But for now, we’re more focused on the wild card race than the division because the division is slipping away.
Thankfully it’s only July. There’s a lot of baseball to be played. Let’s just hope it’s less frustrating than the stretch between July 5-6.
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