The All-Star game is now in the past, a nice 3-0 A.L.win highlighted by Chris Sale’s perfect inning. Oh, ok Mo was the big story, but Sale did look dominant nonetheless.
With the way the Sox are playing, he may have to be perfect for the Sox to do anything. I hate to say the season’s lost, but I think we can all say that in years past they have been in better spots. At 37-55 they trail Detroit by 14 games. Even tougher, they trail the Rangers, the holder of the 2nd wildcard by 15 1/2 games. Want even more embarrassment? Our Pale Hose have the 3rd–drum roll please–worst record in all of baseball! The distance between the Sox and Astros for the worst record in baseball is only five games. Scary times on the South Side.
Now what? Matt Thornton has already been jettisoned, so who’s next? Jesse Crain would be a logical choice, saying he’s healthy. It sucked that he has to miss the ASG, ’cause not only is he a good pitcher, but a great guy too.
I’m not gonna touch on things I did a few days ago, but I think we can all say changes are coming.
Josh Phegley looks real good. I hope he keeps it up, but baseball has a way of catching up to guys. He sure has a on-field presence though.
Some fun news, the “Hawk”, Ken Harrelson is gonna be featured on MLB network Thursday at 5pm CST. MLBN takes a look back at his life as a player, and more recently as an announcer. Put that on the board…yes!!!!
I wish I could give you some “Hawk” stories, but in 10 years producing stuff for the team I have never spoken to him. Nothing bad, just have never had a conversation with the man. I will say he’s mellowed since 2004. He appears to be having a lot more fun then what I observed in the past.
I look forward to watching on Thursday.
Final 70 games start Friday at hame against the Braves, followed by four against the Tigers, and three versus the Royals. If the Sox want to make anything of this season, it all starts on he 19th.