Friday, October 7, 2016

The Red Sox are DONE in the ALDS

Well it was fun. The Red Sox "Won, Dance, and Repeated" or whatever all season. People honored Ortiz like he was a God and the Sox went 1-5 to close the season, causing them to lose out on home field advantage. But at least Ortiz got his ceremony/funeral tour.

I'm calling it now, this ALDS series is over. The Sox sent out Cy Young candidate Rick Porcello to start the series. Porcello looked more like a batting practice pitcher. After giving up back to back to BACK home runs the game was over before it started.

Now you have David Price coming in to throw in the Red Sox most important game of the season. He is making $30 Million Dollars per year, you should be able to chalk this one up as an easy win, right? Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Price has vomited on himself in the post season. Since 2010 Price is 1-8 with a 5.46 ERA. I wish I got paid any amount of money to be absolute garbage when it counts, never mind $30 MILLION DOLLARS. Not to mention, he is facing Corey Kluber who is having a solid year going 18-9 with a 3.14 ERA.

No matter what happens tomorrow, the Red Sox get to come home and try to tie up the series or take the lead. This should be a lock, right? With this offense? Well guess who you have going on Sunday with the season on the line. Clay Buchholz. I don't expect a Claydro performance out of Buchholz in prime time on Sunday. I'm thinking more along the lines of a massive implosion. Don't worry though, after he lets up 5 earned in 3 innings he'll have a nice quote after the game saying "He felt good, thought his stuff was working well."

Hopefully the Sox have a ceremony planned for Ortiz Sunday night, as it may be the last time they get to honor him. Well, at least until they honor him two or three more times next year. Because if anyone needs to be honored more, it is David Ortiz.

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