Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Storm Clouds Gather Over Fenway; Sox Fall 4-0

(Charles Krupa)
Somewhere in "The Flyover State" (AKA Connecticut), Bobby Valentine is smiling. After all, his 2012 version of The Carmine Hose was actually around .500 just before the break (43-43 on 7/8/12)—not ten games under. This year's Raiders Of The Lost Offense kept up their mission last night, falling 4-0 to the least formidable ChiSox starter they will face in the series. The immortal Scott Carroll fired 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball (in his last start he gave up seven runs). Meanwhile, Clay Buchholz pitched just well enough to lose. This train wreck of a team needs a serious overhaul—a major trade, a few DFAs, some kind of shake-up to let fans know that this is not acceptable for the Boston Red Sox. Earth to Ben.