It always tough when you are out of town on a job, but I have been so impressed with the Sox this week.
General Manager Kenny Williams made it clear, sort of. Play better, or the team may be broken up. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf wants to win as badly as any owner in baseball. Let me take that back, more than most owners in baseball. If you see him, he looks like he’s just a mellow guy, who doesn’t really care. No freakin way, that man will do whatever it takes too win. Hey, he hires us every year, so he’s doing something right–haha.
Was Monday’s opening contest against the Tigers frustrating, or what? Mark Buehrle, pitching his usual fine ball game, until he is done in by his defense. First Gordon Beckham is unable to grab a difficult pop-up in medium centerfield in front of Alex Rios. Than Alexei Ramirez is unable to grab another tough pop up in front of a slow charging Alex Rios. The culprit in both of those plays…hummm… was Rios. What’s up with him? He has had a tough year offensively, but now it is effecting his defense. Now we know what Toronto saw a few years ago. Having done a number of interviews with Rios, I know he can be tough even when things are going well. I’m sure it’s tough sleddin’ for the TV guys and writers for the Sox.
Did you check out Buehrle after the inning? He went up to Beckham and gave him an atta boy. Buehrle knows Beckham wasn’t as fault. I never saw him, or did the TV show him, go to Rios. Going on at Charlotte, the Sox pulled Alejandro De Aza after 4 innings. I hope he plays a part in some future Sox success.
Buehrle is amazing. just 2 unearned runs. After Detroit took the lead, the Sox showed some life, scoring 6 of the games final 7 runs, and winning 6-3.
Sox back to Within 4.5 of the Tigers, but the pressure is on. Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer pitch for the Tigers Tuesday and Wednesday.