I think the Sox owe the Angels a huge “Thank you.” With the Halos sweeping the Tigers, the Sox remain 2 games ahead of their closes chasers in the Central Division, even though they lost 2 of three to the Royals.
First off, A.J. Pierzynski is taking PED’s about as much as I’m 9-feet tall. It’s a real crappy world when someone can start a rumor, and it takes off like it’s the truth. Pierzynski has 25 home runs, and I went back and looked at all of them…well..almost of them, and none of them were ones where I thought it shouldn’t have gone out, or had that little extra carry. No, I am not a PED genius, but A.J. hasn’t always been the most beloved player in the bigs, so it’s hard for me to fathom that he would want to bring more headaches (media) into his life by taking MLB’s banned substance.
I think what we might be seeing is a guy in the last year of his contract, knowing that he has one last payday before joining the MLB Network or Fox or ESPN.
What sucks is next year when myself, or one of my colleague’s, goes to interview the guy, we’ll get crap for what someone else wrote. I can only hope that one day the, “this rumor is true world”, will go fade away. Sadly, I think it’s only going to get worse.
Saw Jesse Crain at the gym the other day. No, actually I didn’t, but the guy lifting weights looked like a spot on duplicate of the Sox reliever.
I need to know where all the Sox fans are? You team is 2 games ahead in the Central race, and the stadium was half empty. I know it’s not the high ticket prices since the Sox offer great deal for families and individuals. An average of 24-thousand or the 3 games against the Royals is horrible. It’s funny that all fans want their favorite teams to spend money on a winner before they show up. The Sox have put a winning team on the field, and still people don’t show. No doubt, if the Sox win the division most will say they were there for each and every game.
Few notes from the weekend. Dayan Viciedo hit a home run for the first time since August 16th.
The Sox used 19 pitchers this weekend. I like the way Robin Ventura manages. Hey if you got the weapons, why not use em.
Addison Reed is one weapon in need of some grease. In his last 6 outings, the Sox closer has an ERA of 13.50. It’s a long season, and slumps are inevitable, but I was on pins and needles the last couple days he pitched.
Sox went 6-30 with RISP this weekend. I wonder if Rey Olmedo will get talked to for not running out a ball on Sunday they would have given the Sox 2 on with noone out, instead of 1 on, and 1 out. Striking out in the bottom of the 10th with the tying and winning run on base happens, but usually not in games where said player makes a big mistake earlier.
I thought Adam Dunn would win the home run title going away, while putting a little money on my pocket. With Dunn being unable to swing a bat, things aren’t looking promising that he’ll be back anytime soon. All that means is he’ll probably play Monday.
One guy who looks to be coming back is Gavin Floyd. His throwing sessions went well, so I think he’ll be back sometime this week.
I know Buck Showalter is the leading candidate, but shouldn’t Ventura get a little love for the Manager of the Year?
I like the Royals in the 70′s..I hate them now.