Not a phrase you want to hear when referring to runners stranded in scoring position.
That’s right. Of the SEVENTEEN runners stranded by the Sox last night, ELEVEN were in scoring position.
Yes, Kim was terrible. He shouldn’t have allowed 4 runs to score, and the blame is also partially on his shoulders. But the lead should have been much greater than 2 runs, and somebody should have been in there mopping up, not closing.
And again, it seems like even Mr. Positive Head Cheerleader is getting annoyed with the fatalism:
Before the game Kevin Millar criticized the media. “It baffles me the way the media and the fans want to bash the Red Sox in August,” he said. His biggest complaints were about the talk shows on radio and TV. YANTZ
Now if you’ve read this site on a regular basis, you know that I’m not really a typical pessimistic type fan. But games like last night and the night before are what feeds the negative beast. Even I feel like I’ve been kicked in the sack today.
But hey; it’s still only two games out, right? A win tonight and it is only one. This team needs to turn it around pretty quickly if they want to do anything, however. I mean, you can only say “There is a lot of baseball left” for so long…