Scarlet Fever

A teenage girl's perspective on the Red Sox and everything else.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Back to Our Old Ways

Maybe those two wins were a fluke. Our one reliable starter was on the mound and we still managed a loss. I only saw about the first hour of the game, because I had to go to bed early so I could get up in time for volleyball practice at 8 am, but I saw the Mariners take the lead and it turned out that they never gave it back. Good pitching is not enough. It is not possible to win a game without scoring runs. We need hitting, timely hitting. We have been without it all season, and a team cannot rely on a single man to get every run for them. Without Ortiz, without Manny, we have nobody.
And without our defense, as we were last night, we have no strengths. We don't have great pitching. We don't have great offense. But we did have great defense. Last night is an example of how much worse off we'd be without that.

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