I'm not getting a good feeling about this team
This is the team that we have. I can't see any changes that we could make by the end of the month that would make us any better. On paper, everything looks great. Maybe a lefty in the pen, but our starting line up is going to be the one that will have to take us to the post season, and I'm not feeling good about that right now. Francona showed again what, in my opinion, is his achilles heel; he still leaves his pitchers in too long. I agreed with Smoltz going out for the 6th, but as soon he allowed the third run he should have been out of there. The pen shut them down for the last 2 1/3 innings. Our offense is non existent and it's been this way for several weeks. We should have won 8 of our final 10 (home stand) before the All Star break and who can forget the debacle in Baltimore. Maybe Bucholtz needs to come back up and Penny or Smoltz needs to go away. I really can't fully blame the pitchers if they're not going to get any run support. Anyway, I'm just venting because we've been losing embarrassingly lately. And it was starting before the break.