Tuesday, June 30, 2009

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

It’s all fine and dandy in Sox land today. The Sox beat the Indians. They are on a 3 game winning streak. They are ahead of the Cubs 3-2 in the series and can hold that over the heads of Northside rivals. Small ball lives, we’re back at .500, Dye was named AL co-player of the week, Gavin Floyd got his groove back, Gordon Beckham is alive with the sound of “Your Love,” raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, etc.

But what about tomorrow? Clayton Richard v. Cliff Lee.

Now, Lee seems to be struggling a bit this year. He’s 4-6 on the season, so that’s not too scary, right? Uh… yeah. We all know the Sox struggle with Cliff Lee. His ERA is still a very solid 2.92. And Clayton Richard is just a hot mess this year. His ERA is at 4.33, but he is still having issues past the 4th inning.

There is hope, however. Today’s hits game mostly from Getz (Carl Getz), and Beckham. It seems there is some method to the madness. The youth movement seems to be working.
Other news and notes: players being hit by a pitch are not fun. Alexei, Konerko, Dye, and Wise, are among the players that were hit over the last few games. Imagine how much worse it would have been if Carlos Quentin was around.

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