Sunday, August 15, 2010
Papelbon Still Sucks
Its August 15th, we're still 6 games out of first place, and Jonathan Papelbon is still a huge clown. Listening to The Big Show on WEEI the other afternoon, a guy called in to the show's "Whiner Line" segment, and had this to say:
"Hey Papelbon, what's with that face you make when you're on the mound? It looks like you're taking a dump...and you might as well be, because ya' stink like one!"
After blowing the lead in two out of the last three games, and losing both of those, the Red Sox lost two perfect chances to pull closer to the AL East. Thank God Jon Lester pitched last night, going 8 innings, giving up no runs and striking out 5 batters in the 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers.
The point is the Sox are struggling, and they're running out of time. Jacoby Ellsbury, second biggest hack on the Sox, just went back on the disabled list with another rib injury. The rest of the bullpen is shaky at best with the exception of Manny Delcarmen on the rare occasion, and Boston's saving grace, Daniel Bard.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will face C.J. Wilson in the rubber match between the Sox and Rangers at 3:05.