Prediction - Last 5 games
Jeeesh. I knew the Sox were tight over the last couple weeks but I actually believed that they were going to break loose in MN and win 2 or 3 of the games. So far I am not even close.
If they win tomorrow they are still in pretty good shape. OK. I am going to predict that Floyd will pitch well and they will win. I probably jinxed them with my prediction but I think they are overdue.
If they go on to lose tomorrow and miss the playoffs, this will have to rank as the biggest choke job since I have been a Sox fan (1981). They fizzled down the stretch in 2006 but I can cut them some slack since they were coming off a WS win in 2005 and the Tigers and Twins had very good teams that year. They struggled down the strecth in 2005 but they came alive at the end of the season to put the Indians away.
They have had the "deer in headlights" look for the past 2 weeks. Somebody has to step up and come through with the big hit. Buerhle did a nice job today but the offense was pitiful again.
Even if they lose tomorrow they still have a shot at the division. However, if they can't win tomorrow I don't think they deserve to make it. I will still root for them to squeak in but they have been playing scared for the past couple weeks.
Last edited by Bench 5; 09-24-2008 at 08:55 PM.
"Batting slumps? I never had one. When a guy hits .358, he doesn't have slumps."
Rogers Hornsby, 1961