So I'm sure you've all heard by now, but the Sox blew it in the 10th last night in the last game against the A's.
This has been an incredibly grating series. Not only have the games been going into extra innings, but the reason they've been going into extra innings is because the bullpen's been giving out.
In the 9th, Ozzie went and visited the mound several times in the same inning (though to his credit, he did manage to manipulate a loophole to a rule in the baseball rule book that I'm pretty sure nobody knew was there), and changed the pitchers so frequently, he made Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa look like he knew his shit (he's (in)famous for changing his pitchers frequently). And at this point, I'm sure La Russa DOES know his shit better than Ozzie! And that's just shameful.
Over the last three games, our bullpen has been hemorrhaging runs like a hemophiliac with a missing limb. 5 runs were given up over the course of this 3-game series, and the Sox are up to their 6th blown save this year. We have no decent setup men, and our closer is nonexistent.
Naturally, Ozzie didn't take this situation too well(hopefully, the video shows up):
So now that our bullpen's falling apart, what do we do?
Well, Oz-n'-Coop better start working their current pitchers, or have Kenny send the scouts out to pay the minors a visit, cuz this can't go on any further. Even an idiot who knows nothing about baseball knows that you don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the World Series if you're bullpen is imploding!
You know something? In spite of his assery, I miss Bobby Jenks. At least he was a consistent closer (even though he was starting to fall off the cliff in 2010).
(Cartoon by Carl Skanberg)
Yep. Somewhere, that dustmop is watching his ex-team implode, and is laughing his ass off.
Yeah, yeah. Laugh on, you fat dustmop.
Tomorrow we're playing the Angels at home. Will things finally click for us in this series? Stay tuned!
GO WHITE SOX!!!