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Thursday, July 19, 2007


The Sox are now eight and twelve over their last 20 games. But in those twelve losses, nine have been by only one run. Besides having a dominate bullpen, the outcome of a one-run game is determined by a big play or two. One player making an exceptional, bonehead, or lucky play usually has a very significant impact on the outcome. With the Sox playing at less than full strength over this time period, it reduced the probability of a brilliant performance or big play, Kason Gabbard notwithstanding, that could have helped the Sox attain a better record than 1-9 in one-run games.

Since nearly all of the starters have been in-and-out of the lineup over the last 20 games, this stretch has exposed the Sox poor performing bench. Alex Cora has a 326 OBP and the rest of the bench - WMP, Hinske and Mirabelli - do not have an OBP greater than 301. That is just unacceptable. The starters need to get and stay healthy (here’s lookin’ at you, J.D. Drew) and/or Theo needs to take out an insurance policy – a.k.a. acquire a decent bat or two for the bench.


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