Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Game 156 - Red Sox. No Bullpen. No Problem

Red Sox 7, Orioles 5
Record: 92-64
AL East: 5 GB NYY
Wild Card: 1st - 2.5 up on Sea

Workmanlike performance from the offense, gimplike performance from the bullpen. Man, if this team makes the postseason, it's likely to take years off my life. Thing is, almost to a man, the bullpen is underperforming their career norms, and in the case of Sauerbeck and Williamson, drastically so. It's so bizarre as to defy explanation, so in keeping with Darren Brown's Rules for Living, I think the Sox should ignore the problem until it goes away. If it doesn't go away, it was too big to deal with in the first place.

M's continue to win, but the Sox can render that moot with a few more W's. Lotta ball left. Stay on target.

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