September 06, 2006

Sawx back from the dead?

Or are zombies having their revenge on Red Hose Nation?

The White Sox came to Boston as the American League Wild Card leader, still a viable AL Central contender, and, after all, the defending World Series champions. Surely, they would begin a September surge at any moment.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, had been devastated by a deluge of injury and illness, skidded to a 9-21 August, and had traded David Wells for a catching prospect, a sign that, if they were not surrendering, they were certainly shifting the focus to 2007 and beyond.

So what happens next? The Red Sox, their starting pitching theoretically battered, win the first two games of this series with stellar pitching, behind a reliever making his second start in four years, and a rookie who entered the game with no victories and an ERA of 6.35 in four appearances. The Red Sox, over these two nights, get all of their previously injured regulars back in the lineup.

They're doin' it for Zoe! (Special inside joke for new pappa LB Buddy)

Posted by Steve-O at September 6, 2006 07:52 AM | TrackBack

Don't worry, the rest of the league is just toying with the Bosox. Come October the Saux will be playing golf.

Posted by: rbj at September 6, 2006 11:40 AM

I went to Monday's game, where 'Tek returned. Other than that, it was like watching a PawSox game. That being said, it was still a good performance, won by a walkoff homer in the 10th by Carlos Pena.

Looking at the standings on the Green Monster and seeing the Sox 9 games back of the Yankees, I said to my father-in-law, "Well, I've seen the Red Sox collapse from that very same position, so it's still possible they could catch New York."

The look he gave me was priceless. Then he realized I was joking and we both had a good laugh.

Wild card? Maybe. Not getting my hopes up when Theo has so obviously phoned the rest of the season in.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 6, 2006 12:19 PM

The devastation and heartbreak is not official unless they totally screw up in the last 15 days. They will draw close enough that the punishment is that much worse...

Posted by: LB buddy at September 6, 2006 06:54 PM