Friday, April 22, 2011

Thank heaven, the Sox are 7-11


















It isn't often that I can mix two terrible jokes into one title.
But you have the Heaven part, which can be tied to the Angels.

And you have the 7-11 joke, which is the Sox record.

And the ONLY POSSIBLE way that 7-11 can be looked on positively is the fact that the Sox were once 2-10. So winning 5 of 6 is always welcomed.

Do you what is ALSO welcomed? Another kick ass Josh Beckett performance. The bats of the Sox somehow averaged 4 runners left of base per inning. But Beckett once again was great, giving the Sox 8 strong before the boys scratched it out in the 11th.

I wouldn't mind seeing Crawford, oh I don't know... HIT!

But I should calm down and have a Slurpie.
The Sox are winning, and that's all that matters.

Let's update the tally.



DODGED BULLET GAMES - 4

April 8 - 9-6 win against the Yankees. (The Sox end their 6 game losing streak with a slugfest. John Lackey stinks but Phil Hughes stinks even more.)
April 10 - 4-0 win against the Yankees. (Beckett and Sabathia duel in a game that was 1-0 until the late innings.)
April 20 - 5-3 win in Oakland. (Red Sox survive a lead off homer and two bases loaded situations and facing the tying run at the plate to win their first road game.)
April 21 - 4-2 win in Anaheim. (The Red Sox stranded 15 men on base and Josh Beckett's went 8 strong with no decision. But the Sox rallied in the 11th to win.)


TEETH GRINDER GAMES - 6

April 1 - 9-5 loss in Texas. (The Sox tie Opening Day in the 8th with an Ortiz homer only to have Bard implode and the Sox let up 4 in the bottom of the 8th.)
April 5 - 3-1 loss in Cleveland. (The Sox drop their 4th straight as the bats are dead in Cleveland.)
April 7 - 1-0 loss in Cleveland. (Sox blow a great Lester performance on a squeeze bunt and Darnell McDonald overrunning the bag to end the game.)
April 12 - 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. (A solid Lester performance is wasted as Kyle Farnsworth of all people shuts down the Sox.)
April 15 - 7-6 loss to Toronto. (Bobby Jenks implodes with a 4 run seventh inning as the Red Sox waste Pedroia and Youkilis homers and a clutch RBI double by Scuatro.
April 19 - 5-0 loss in Oakland. (Pedroia gets picke doff, the Sox bats go dead and waste a solid Lackey start.)

-2.

Nothing can wipe away the stench of a bad start like a good stretch.

And I will NEVER get this kind of corporate synergy again.
Hope you enjoyed the advertising, 7-11!


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