“I’m trying to get outs and make good throws,” Varitek said. “I’m making the
best throws I can make.”
Unfortunately, the only time he makes outs lately is with a bat in his hand.And his best throws aren’t good enough anymore.
Two nights ago Tito was rescued from his bad decisions by a great Red Sox comeback and a Ranger bullpen meltdown. No such luck last night.
With Youk suspended and Drew (gasp!) injured, Tito can’t afford to put automatic outs like Tek in the line-up. Could Martinez have thrown out one or two of those runners? I know I’m subjecting myself once again to the verbal abuse of the Tek-lovers, but I’m not seeing this guy bringing anything to the table lately.