Saturday, September 26, 2009
Some Days You Just Can't Win
If you'd have told me Daisuke would have gone 7 innings and given up just one run before I knew the result, I'd have bet Rakes and Trots trust fund (All $187 dollars of it) that the Red Sox would have won.
Thanks to CC looking like Bob Gibson, most of the Sox resembling statues and a botched run down play in the 8th inning that looked more like the Bad News Bears than a Major League team and after 3 plus hours the end result was another Red Sox loss to the Yankees.
Mind you, in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter. The Yankees are gonna win the AL East, the Red Sox are gonna win the Wild Card, and it's all a crap shoot after that. Even with the win today, the season series is 9-8 Boston and the best the Yanks can do is tie.
Which tells me this; we weren't as good as we thought we were early and they weren't as bad. For the last 6 years or so the season series has been just about dead even.
The big numbers? 2 World series for the Sox vs. none for the Yankees in the last 8 years.
And when it's all said and done, isn't that what REALLY matters?
I'm strapping myself in and getting ready for the ride.
Let the 2009 playoffs begin.