Monday, August 30, 2010

82.5 KILL-ion

We've literally forgotten how many times this year John Lackey has been unable to hold a lead provided to him by the Red Sox offense. It's a lot. Yesterday, it happened again, as a 3-1 lead evaporated as fast as you could say, "We paid 82.5 million dollars for this?". Actually a little faster. It's extremely frustrating to see this team of misfits scrap their way to a lead in a must-win, virtual playoff setting and have it coughed up almost as soon as it was gained. No team can win anything with only two effective starting pitchers. That's where we are right now. On the outside looking in.