Wednesday, May 11, 2005

25-9: Don't be sad, 'cause 1 out of 3 ain't bad...

OK, so yes it is bad, when it's to the Devil Rays. From the three game set, there's some good news and some bad news.
  • The good news is the team continues to be competitive in every game. By this I mean they had chances to win both of the losses, with the tying run up with 2 out in the top of the ninth on Monday and the walk-off loss on Tuesday. Never getting blown out is a recipe for winning a lot of times.
  • The bad news is Shingo Takatsu and Luis Vizcaino are basically terrible right now and Marte is shaky enough to get worrisome. The bullpen stability depends on Dustin Hermanson continuing to be lights out and Cotts and Politte keeping stable. Shingo's got to straighten it out.
Yes, the Twins swept the Rays just before, but the Twins are used to playing in a bizarre "ballpark" like the 'Can.

The Sox are done with Tropicana for the year, and done with the SkyDome, which leaves only a few games in the Hump to play on that accursed "surface".

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