Red Sox Struggles Continue as they Fall to the Marlins
Miami- Once again a Boston team cannot defeat a team in Miami. The Red Sox fell to the Marlins yesterday 4-1 and looked very dismal. Not too much greatness appeared out of the Sox game last night with Beckett surrendering 4 runs in the first 3 innings. Red Sox offense was still in Boston as they forgot to show up in South Beach. The Red Sox scored the run on a sacrifice fly, only bright spot was when Beckett settled down he managed the game effectively and retired 15 of 16 batters.
The Sox have lost 7 of their last 8, and have given Sox fans nothing to get excited about and any hope. The team is plagued with injuries and cannot stay over .500 and with the Yankees on a current winning streak everyone is separating themselves from the Sox in the division. The Sox are 6 games out of first right now and the number seems like it’s always increasing. Another note I wanted to touch upon was how the Sox are losing and becoming frustrated they start blaming the umpires. Look! Just because your team is slumping and easily frustrated don’t start blaming the officials or umpires. You have complete control of the ball and bat and you can’t do anything if the bat doesn’t leave your shoulders.
I really want to see the Sox bounce back and make some miracle run this year and get back to the postseason. Watching Postseason baseball isn’t the same when the Sox are out of the playoffs and all we have to do is watch the Patriots. Why can’t Red Sox follow all the other major sports making deep playoff runs? The goal of ownership and upper-management is to keep fans coming back to games and spending the hefty price of food and beer to see their beloved Sox. They are just losing fans with the dismal performance and I expect that plenty of seats will be open in September and season ticket prices will drop. If this slump continues, a change has to take place whether it’s a new manager, release of a profile player, Red Sox are on their way down and all we can do is watch.
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