Sunday, July 6, 2008

F for Francona

So the Globe gives Masterson a C for yesterday's game and the Red Sox hitters a D+. I definitely agree with the grade for the hitters. I don't think Masterson deserves a C though.

I think the globe should rank the manager, too. Francona deserves an F. A big fat one. Why? Dawn knows!! For putting in LUGO to pinch hit with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth!! That's why!! What was he THINKING??? I know he wasn't thinking "bunt" because there were already two out. So the great and marvelous Lugo strikes out swinging. There is no joy in Beantown today, the mighty Lugo has struck out.

And what was with the umpires just letting Yankees pitchers pummel our batters??? Manny gets hit THREE TIMES???? And there were NO WARNINGS??? Gaaaaahhhh!!!!


*deep breath*

Ok. I'm better now.

There were some very bad calls, yesterday, and the strike zone seemed to be extremely mobile. But it seemed to be moving for both teams, so I guess that's "fair."

Honestly, though, I have to say that if Peewee hadn't gotten greedy on that very first AB, this game might have turned out entirely differently. I'm really not sure why he thought he could make second on that hit. And he might have scored on Drew's double. Ah, well. We have another shot today.

At least the Rangers beat Baltimore. But, seriously, folks...somebody has to do something about these Sunbeams! This is getting ridiculous. DAWN, GO GET THAT UNIFORM!!!!!!
TTFN, y'all!


Ted D said...

Bickley, one of Francona's "faults", at least to me, is his stubborness about sticking with his guys. It drives me nuts until I see Pedie turn into ROY or Drew bounce back like he has this season. Not saying Lugo will do anything more than he has, but at least Tito is consistent with his style with everybody.

Joba goes down tonight.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Have you seen all the clutch coming from the SS position? Making great catches? Turning double plays? Getting on base & coming around to score instead of getting picked off or hitting into an inning-ending DP? Were you asking yourself how that was even possible?

I just hope my Lugo mask didn't scare you. ;-)