Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Friday, August 20, 2010
Well THAT couldn't have helped Jon Lester's Cy Young bid!
Wow... 5 runs on the board before the Red Sox even took a swing? 9 runs in two innings?
His ERA jumping from 2.80 to 3.26?
Now THAT is how you end a good run of games. I must say, my theory is correct about losses. It's better to lose by a lot and by a lot early. This game was over in the first inning, so I didn't spend the night fretting over the Sox.
There were no teeth ground tonight.
It's better to lose like this where you can shrug and say "Well, we didn't have it today" as opposed to blowing a lead late or dropping a 1-0 game.
Our ace got his ass handed to him. Go get them tomorrow.
Then again, there will be no sweep of Toronto and this team needs to sweep a few series to make this season remotely competitive (which is looking more and more like it won't be.)
Ah just win tomorrow, Dice-K. You know you won't have the worst start of any Sox pitcher this week. Just go three innings and give up 8 or fewer runs.