July 22, 2015

G95: Astros 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 000 002 000 - 2  7  2
Astros  - 100 120 00x - 4  8  0
Joe Kelly / Collin McHugh
Pedroia, 2B
Holt, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
De Aza, CF
Victorino, RF
Napoli, 1B
Swihart, C
Gordon Edes, ESPN:
John W. Henry was willing to blow up the Boston Red Sox roster twice in three years, because he wasn't interested in a beauty contest. He said as much barely seven weeks ago. ... Better to begin the rebuilding process immediately, rather than scrounge for a few extra wins. ...

This season is beyond salvaging. The Sox are 10 games under .500 and 10 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. They are a beaten team, and look every bit the part. ...

It is time to start planning for 2016. ...

Jackie Bradley Jr. should be here. Give him the chance denied him this season and find out whether he can hit on this level. Rusney Castillo, too. If a Bradley-Betts-Castillo outfield isn't a viable option in 2016, find out now. ...

It's time to abandon the pretense of winning in 2015. Get a head start on 2016, and the sooner the better.


9casey said...

We have Betts, Ramirez, Victorino, Holt, DeAza, Castillo, Nava, and Bradley in the outfield we all know they can play with some success. They have to find a way to turn some of those players into pitching. The pitching is horrendous. Our best pitcher is our closer and he is 40.

allan said...

I'd say Clay is our best pitcher, simply because of more innings thrown. And Taz has the same ERA+ as Koji and a nearly identical WHIP.

hrstrat57 said...

Gordo is correcto......

9casey said...

Why do I keep watching!!!! I want to rip my eyeballs out of my head!!!