Thursday, August 5, 2010

You've Got to Be Kidding Me!!

Really?  Really?  Just when it looks like the injury bug is flying away from Boston it takes away the clean up hitter for the season?  Just when Bucholz, Ellsbury, and Beckett come back and Pedroia is just days away, the Sox will lose Youkilis for the rest of the season.  A hit by pitch will have him out for the season because it tore a muscle in his thumb.  This sucks.  Youkilis has been one of the more consistant players for the Sox this year.  The Red Sox lineup is going to need to step up from spot 1-9 to make up for it.  And Lowell is going to need to continue to work hard at first base.  Thank god he wasn't traded to Texas in the off season.  He's the only hope for the Sox for the rest of the season.  And offensively, Martinez and Ortiz are going to need to step up along with Lowell to try to make up for it.  It's a tough road ahead for the Sox from here on out.  To quote a former player from 7 years ago, "Boys, it's time to Cowboy Up!"

1 comment:

  1. This team did not have a rock em sock em offense to begin the season; Theo and the trio thought we could get by in the most powerful division in baseball by playing NL dink and dunk. Between our fasted player only involved in a pathetic 18 games this year (Hermida, who was sent back to Pawtucket, came back from the same injury weeks before), and the huge off-season addition of John Lacking...this team is no where near the caliber it takes to perform in the playoffs. But can we really be disappointed? We replaced a key role in our lineup with spotty Mike Cameron, whose not only had injury problems in the past, but is on the wrong side of 30. Nothing was done to solve the middle relief issue all year, and with the exception of third base (Beltre has exceeded expectations), the Sox have either taken a step backward or remained the same in every position on the diamond. Bringing back most of a team that couldn't cut it a year before, and replacing certain spots with worse personnel is not a way to go toe-to-toe with New York and Tampa. Yes the Sox have had injury problems, but I think the expectations were a little lofty to begin.