Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Rangers are a good baseball team. In Texass, the Sox should come away with one win out of three, as they did. With Youk out of the lineup, a rookie starter that pitched in a semi-pro league last year in Japan and a one-pitch starter on the mound, the Olde Towne Team did a solid job.
The currently flawed Red Sox have to keep beating up on less talented teams and hold their own versus their postseason competition. They have done just that through their toughest two weeks of the season ending up only down a half a game.
We should not expect much more until Wake and Buchholz start posting quality starts and/or the offense starts putting up more crocked numbers than doughnuts over nine frames. And if they can't get that done over the next 13 games, then it is time to hit the panic button or make plans to hit Vegas in October.