I goofed on Coco's Westbrook history, kudos to Reader Bert and mea culpa (although Coco, again, did us no good tonight)...
...and the lower 4 in the order finally generated a couple of runs...
... but we're in deep trouble now. Watching Francona's post-disaster press conference on the sofa at home - and my #1 comments, "He looks terrible." But probably not as terrible as he feels.
On the positive side, the game took less than 4 hours to play!
How’s the view from the Tobin?
Times are not desperate. Being down 3-0 in an LCS to the Yankees after having been beaten a) by 700 runs b) at home c) while using up your next game’s starter and when d) your best starter was shelled and injured would be a desperate time.
But being down 2-1 against the Indians, with Paul Byrd going in the next game and Josh Beckett waiting in the wings isn’t a time for panic.
What would Belichick do? Or rather, what did he do with an NFL equivalent of Gagne?
I respect Bert's optimism and pray it is rewarded!