My most unfavorite weekend

This just looks so wrong.  So very wrong. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images and used without permission)

This just looks so wrong. So very wrong. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images and used without permission)

The only part of this upcoming series that bothers me is all the talk of how this will “make or break” the Red Sox.  The Red Sox can barely “break” any more than they already have.  I’ve not given up on this season.  Never do until the numbers tell me I HAVE to.  BUT I will admit to feeling less of an urgency for this team to get into the playoffs.  My concern is mostly if they can actually claw their way to the post-season, how will they perform and whose limbs will end up being sacrificed?  So I’m excited for the rest of the season but I’m not ready to freak out over the Yankees series.  If the Sox can come out on top after this series is over, I’ll be absolutely delighted.  If not, I won’t be devastated.  Does that make sense?

It’s interesting to note that while Lance Berkman hasn’t really done much since he donned the pinstripes (a sight that really does give me the heebie jeebies), he has excellent stats against the Sox.  So things could be exciting this weekend.  Oddly enough, I’m digging most of the pitching matchups.  Buchholz v Vazquez tonight doesn’t freak me out (as an aside, congrats to Clay and the missus on the addition of their little girl.  With the Buchholz’ and Lester’s now ending the “when will their babies be born and will it mean they miss a start” speculation, we only have John Lackey to wonder about) and Lackey v Sabathia really could go either way on Saturday.   Then we have Becket v Burnett and Lester v TBA.  I write this without any sarcasm:  I actually like the chances of our Sox this weekend.

Thanks to another solid pitching outing by Daisuke Matsuzaka and an Adrian Beltre grand slam, the Red Sox gained the series split last night.  There’s still some life in this broken team, folks!

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