Tuesday, July 06, 2004
The Sox are eight back of the MFY and three back in the Wild Card going into a critical six game home stand before the Break. The Sox will win four or more this week. It will prove to be the turning point in the season and the club will go into the Break on a high note. The extra time off will aid in healing the walking wounded. And the second half will show that the Sox are a better club than their first half record indicates.
A Reason to Believe
Since heading out West on June 15th, the Sox are 6 up and 12 down, but have outscored their opponents 100 to 90. A 10 run advantage would usually indicate at least a 500 record over the 18 game stint. So what gives? The Sox lost six games by two or one run. The Old Town Team continues to struggle in close games as they did a few seasons ago. Most stat geeks write off prolonged misfortune in close ballgames as bad luck and that in most cases, the tides will turn over the course of a season. The Sox will to do better in close games.
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