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Win Streak of One!

(May 24)

Short Take:  Kip Wells is da man!

Before we get too euphoric, let's make sure one fact is clearly understood: the troubles ailing the Sox were hardly reversed by Thursday's 3-1 victory in Toronto.  To the contrary, the worst of the problems were all too evident!  Still, a win is a win and we Sox Fan beggars can not be choosers.  We'll take it!

The Sox offense managed just two earned runs off the Blue Jays.  Yes, Chris Carpenter has been tough on the Sox in the past, but lately the Sox have struggled to score runs against everyone.  Ray Durham and Jeff Liefer managed the only rbi's of the game for the Pale Hose.  Normally we would be wringing our hands about missed opportunities and dumb baseball by our Sox.  

For example stupid baserunning errors were created by clueless direction offered by our firstbase coach Gary Pettis.  Why hasn't Kenny Williams fired this dolt?  Nobody can be sure, but the hiring of Pettis is one of four personnel moves our new GM made last winter that has turned completely sour.  Pettis, along with Royce Clayton, Julio Ramirez, and Harold Baines have been given a free pass by Williams even as Sox Fans call for their heads.  Kenny seems a bit insecure about his failures.  He's fooling nobody.

Thankfully this wasn't your normal Sox losing effort and it's all because of one guy, the Terminator, Kip Wells.  He pitched out of a jam in the first inning allowing just one run.  He went another five innings and completely shutdown the Blue Jays offense.  He left nursing a one-run lead because once again Sox bats could muster hardly anything.  Last year this would have been a blowout.

So it was up to the bullpen to preserve the victory.  Kelly Wunsch had trouble but got the job done.  Bob Howry did his part and Keith Foulke looked like a world beater to nail down the victory.  Skip Bayless thinks Foulke is the only guy the Sox will send to the all-star game, and then only because somebody from the Sox has to go.  As usual, Skip Bayless is clueless.

On to Detroit!

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Kip Wells

Six full innings, allowing just five hits, striking out four, walking one, and most importantly, just one earned run.  Too bad Skip Bayless doesn't see anything in this kid.  (That's why we call Skip "Clueless"). 

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