June 7, 2014

G61: Tigers 8, Red Sox 6

Red Sox - 000 111 102 - 6 15  0
Tigers  - 211 102 10x - 8 16  0

Jon Lester / Max Scherzer
Holt, 1B
Bogaerts, 3B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Sizemore, RF
Nava, LF
Drew, SS
Ross, C
Bradley, CF
Lester and Scherzer met on May 16, with the Tigers scoring a run in the top of the first and winning 1-0.

Alex Speier on the Red Sox's continued struggles:
On the one hand, the recent seven-game winning streak can offer the Red Sox some reassurance that they are capable of more than what they've shown over the entirety of the year. On the other hand, when 10-game and four-game losing streaks both take place in the span of roughly three weeks, it's hard to suggest that rapid improvement is just around the corner. ...
10-game losing streak: .212/.268/.307; RISP: .197/.289/.324
7-game winning streak: .287/.369/.408; RISP: .314/.418/.414
4-game losing streak:  .204/.295/.315; RISP: .143/.250/.190
BP's Playoff Odds for the Red Sox (27-33): 5.3% for the division and 11.3% for one of the two wildcard spots. ... Photos from Cleveland's infamous 10-Cent Beer Night. ... Don't miss this profile of Vin Scully.

Charles P. Pierce on the death of Don Zimmer:
He had a good life, Zim did. He found something he loved and he managed to do it, in one way or another, for his entire life ... That is what everybody in America used to be able to do, all those second- and third-generation steel jockeys and autoworkers. Don Zimmer made a career in one of the few industries left in which you can still make a career. I may not love baseball as much as he did, but I used to love the country where that was possible.


Tom DePlonty said...

Blow up the team! Trade Pedroia! Ortiz is a bum! Vaporize AJP! Catapult Jackie Bradley to the moon! Make Brock Holt the new GM!

Xander's OK. We can keep him.

Tom DePlonty said...

I forgot - Trade the entire farm system, John Henry's wife, and any loose change under the cushions in the couch in the front office for Stanton at deadline! World Series here we come!

Tom DePlonty said...

I apologize for my previous outburst. I was suffering from acute STRIS (Sports Talk Radio Intoxication Syndrome).

An intervention was staged, and I am now on a strict diet of Fangraphs and Alex Speier. My sponsor prints it out for me so that I don't follow any links and accidentally stumble on things that could be dangerous to my recovery, like a Cafardo column.