Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dice-K Good, Sabathia Better

Matsuzaka was his old self last night as he pitched around five walks en route to allowing just one run in seven innings. Unfortunately for the Sox, C.C. Sabathia looked masterful again. If he's finally learned how to pitch to the Sox, we're dead. In spite of it all, Dice-K looks more than adequate to serve as the Sox fourth starter in the playoffs considering how well Lester, Buchholz, and Beckett have pitched lately.

I was hoping the Sox could make things a little tougher on the Yanks and delay the inevitable a bit longer. I at least wanted NY to have to work to clinch the division and expend just a bit more energy prior to the post season, but it was not to be.

This may be the last time we see Sox and Yanks this season, and to tell the truth, I'm not sure if I care to see another match up in the ALCS. I can't stay up for five hour games that don't start until 9 PM. I can't stomach the Fox coverage and the Bucky Dent/Aaron Boone/Big Papi/ Curt Schilling mini feature film montage at the outset of every game. When you watch that, it's no wonder why the rest of the country can't stand either team.

Tonight we've got two old, crafty pitchers on the mound in the form of Paul Byrd and Andy Pettttitttte. I predict that they will both be out by the fourth inning. Final score: Sox 12, Yanks 10. It will be over just before I go to work tomorrow on account of four or five rain delays.


Joey said...

thankfully its a 1 pm start. As of 11 am it is raining in NYC

Peter said...

If I was a Sox fan I would still be worried about Dice-K. I mean he was his old self but is that really a good thing?

It just means he is back to throwing a 120 pitches in 5 2/3 innings will walking 5 striking out 6 an giving up 3 hits. His finally line was good against the Yanks, but anyone who watched that game would say the Yanks were one hit away from blowing out the game.

I mean I guess he is solid enough to be the 4th guy in the postseason but beyond that I still think he isnt the ace they paid a $100 mil for.

Dennis said...

You know some pitchers just walk a lot of guys and are able to pitch around it.

Dan said...

Don't get me wrong. I still think they've over-paid. But if his past two starts are any indication, he can give the Sox a decent chance to win as a 4th starter.