I hate to say it, but Robby Cano’s three-run blast in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Yanks over the Sox last night was inevitable. Not the specific details, but the result. That’s the way it is in Sox World these days.
Whether it’s being thrown out at the plate (it happened twice in the seventh in last night’s 5-2 loss), stranding runners, making errors, getting picked off base in crucial situations or surrendering late-inning homers, The Sox have been finding ways to lose.
The result? We’re a game below .500, in third place 1/2 game behind the Twins and 5 in back of the first-place Tigers. We’re now 1-4 on the road trip with six more games against New York (2), Minnesota (3) and the Cubs (1). Not a pleasant prospect, but in the glass half-full tradition of Art of the Pale Hose, I’d like to think we’re due.
With all the talk of Jake Peavy, Carlos Torres or even hotshot Daniel Hudson pitching against the Yankees today, it’s going to be Jose Contreras after all. Watching Jose lately, it seems he’s lost his confidence and it’s hard to predict how he’ll fare. No doubt a well-rested D.J. Carrasco will be up early if Contreras struggles.