Friday, August 03, 2007
Tonight starts the Sox’s toughest part of the schedule. They have six out West against Seattle and LAA. Not only is a left coast trip tough on the body and mind, but the Olde Towne Team also has to play in parks that highlight one of their weaknesses - Manny playing left without a 37-foot Wall behind him. The future HOFer just has terrible range that can not be hidden on the road.
The Sox then have six against the O’s and Rays - the weak sisters - although Scott Kazmir and Erik Bedard make a sweep unlikely. The Local Nine wraps up with four games in three days at the Fens versus LAA. Even at home, LAA are no pushovers. But if the Sox can come out better than 500 (Even though both Belli and Hinske hit dingers yesterday, if Tito would stop writing three automatic outs in the starting lineup, it would certainly help their chances.), they stand a good shot a putting a nail in the MFY’s coffin at the end of the month. (The Sox should be fine with three versus the Rays and four against the terrible Other Sox before going to NYC.)
The MFY may be limping into that series in the Bronx. After KC this weekend, they got three in Toronto (think A-Hole hits the strip club before hitting 500), three at Cleveland, the O’s for three, a left coast series in L.A. and eight versus the Tigers in a home-and-away. It will be make or break time for the MFY this month. Regardless, the mid-week series in the Bronx at the end of the month will be fun.
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