Thursday, September 14, 2006

2 Hits.....Two!

Baltimore has beaten the Red Sox twice this year. Bedard started both games. Last night the Red Sox offense was Gabe Kapler and Wily Mo Pena. And that's it. We never had a chance. Tim Wakefield, after his long lay off, is back. He pitched servicably well, without pain. He gave up 4 runs. On other nights he would have had a chance. Last night they couldn't manage 4 HITS. Half that, in fact.
So the last 3 weeks of the season continues in unspectacular fashion, so unlike the first two thirds of first placeness. Those were the days. One more game against the O's before they come to Fenway to finish up the season. Manny was a do not play last night. I will go on record right now, again, and say that he should remain on the bench for the balance of the season, and get his knee taken care of as soon as he can. We want a healthy Manny Ramirez for next year. Or a healthy Manny Ramirez for trade bait. I don't know which way the club is going to go on this matter, but I hope he's with us, batting fourth, right behind Papi. Where he belongs.

8 Comments:

At 9/14/2006 12:37 PM, Blogger laura said...

If Manny gets traded, pitchers all across the AL will rejoice because they'll know all they have to do is walk Ortiz and they'll be fine.

 
At 9/14/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger Christine E. said...

I agree, Laura..But Manny's behaviour is very tiresome sometimes ..and its nice to wonder what it woudl be like to have a legit #4 hitter, without all the drama...

 
At 9/14/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Both of you....you are right in different ways. I think. You know me, never sure about what I'm going to say until I say it. That's why you like reading me...I think...but here goes. I really cannot think of a more impact, "hit between the eyes-fork in your heart" hitter that Manny is batting 4th, right behind the soon to have 50 homers Papi.
What do you think???...and thanks for your never ending reading. I love it.

 
At 9/14/2006 1:18 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I really do!

 
At 9/14/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger Christine E. said...

Hey Peter:

Yeah, your right, he is the "best of players, the worst of players.."

;-D

Hope you are doing well...

 
At 9/14/2006 8:24 PM, Blogger laura said...

True, Manny does annoy sometimes, and that whole "Manny being Manny" got tiresome quickly...but he is just so good and without him, Ortiz will not have as many hits as he (and we) would like. That is a huge factor in whether or not Manny would ever be traded.

 
At 9/14/2006 10:50 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

Ortiz walked like 4 times tonight, Wily Mo did well behind him though. Still that fears not there

 
At 9/15/2006 6:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're all right...a huge protective factor for papi would be gone.

 

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