I wrote up a brilliant post comparing the 2013 Red Sox to every character in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Then I lost my wifi connection and my laptop shit the bed and it was all gone, Pete Tong.
So now all you get is a Dick Pole card and “Go Red Sox.”
Okay, maybe some half-cocked allusion to a winning streak doesn’t really constitute a plan, I’ll take it. Five wins in a row is five wins in a row. Consider this: the next three games are against the White Sox. We’ve got Lester and Buchholz going in two out of the three games, with a little luck (and some big bats when Doubrant pitches tomorrow) and we could be talking about an eight game win streak on Thursday.
The Red Sox are now 27-17, pretty amazing considering Middlebrooks, Drew and Ellsbury are each hitting under two-fifty. The kick-assery this team has been displaying is very impressive, leaving me very impressed…and stuff. Tonight, I’m hoping the Red Sox jump ugly on Dylan Axelrod and just let Lester feel the groove. A big lead also insure some quality Remy-DO blowout shenanigans.
First pitch at 8:05…why aren’t you drinking yet?
Before the 2013 season started, I pegged Lacko to be the surprise of the year. I even figured him to win somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 games.
I’m still holding to that prediction.
And even though the only thing that I’ve had in my stomach for the past 24 hours is a full bottle of Jamesons Irish Whiskey and a couple of waffles, I am as serious as a mother f$%king heart attack.
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The mystery of the 2013 Red Sox continues. April powers turned to May downers, but the last three games have shown some real gritty play. Whoever they end up being, they are playing with heart, staying in contention, and keeping us entertained. We’ll take it.
Tonight, the Dempster takes hill looking to make it four wins in a row. To be fair, the Twins suck and losing should not be an option, not to a team in last place in a very mediocre division. The Sox have done it with very inconsistent play and one can only hope that if they get it going on all cylinders (like the Ellsbury cylinder, to name one), they could be dangerous.
A win today, a miracle tomorrow with Red’s boy Lackey, and the Sox head to Chi-Town with a 5-game win streak to face another crappy AL Central team in the White Sox. Could happen.
Okay, so May hasn’t been all that kind to us. But we still have the third best record in the American League. That has to count for something, right?
But, man, if we can’t lay waste to the 18-19 Twins during a three-game set, I may be viewing the rest of this month’s games from the detox clinic.
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