Re: The next 10 games
posted at 7/20/2013 2:15 AM EDT
Of course a sweep is possible and I would like nothing better than to see them do so against the Yankees. It should not, however be an expectation. As for the Orioles, I mention losing two of three, because tht is really not that bad against a good team and the Orioles are a good team.
I subscribe to the win 2/3 at home and break even on the road. Do that and and you win 94-95 games. Do slightly better, especially on the road and that's 96-97. .600 ball.
What is the problem with that?
Let's be realistic. If a team were to win two of every three games all year, that would be 108-54 and in the history of baseball, how many teams have done that?
I also believe in 60-60. Every team wins 60 and loses 60, which is why a team that wins 100+ is really special and a team that loses 100+ is really, really bad. What makes the difference is what happens in the other 42.
If you look at most of the wins and losses for the Sox this year, they are those 4-1, 5-2, 7-3 types. Games that you can tell early on that maybe they just didn't have it that night. Then there are the games that good wins (those that they had no business winning, but they did). They are also the types of games that when they are over, you say, they would not have won that game last year. There are also the bad losses (the games that they just blew). So far this year, the good wins outweigh the bad losses by a lot.
A perfect example of them happened in the Seattle series. Losing that 7-3 lead in the ninth was perhaps their worse loss all year, but hey had two great wins where they were losing 5-1 and won them.
Things have been happening that make you say HMMM. Something's up this year.
All that being said, they do play one game at a time and obviously I want them to win that one game, then on to the next and so on. I just realize that they are going to lose evry now and then and don't freak out over each loss.