Win Streak of One!
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!
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
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
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