Sunday, July 26, 2009

John Smoltz Gets Rocked Again

Is is time for the Red Sox to cut their losses on John Smoltz? The gamble turned out bad again today when he gave up 6 earned runs on 9 hits and a walk in 5 innings, taking his 4th loss as a member of the Red Sox and earning him some boos from the Fenway crowd. The 6 run deficit was too big of a hole for the Red Sox offense to climb out of. The Sox scored 2 runs on 6 hits (Ells and LaRoche each went 2-4).

Red Sox Lose 6-2 BOX SCORE


Shelley July 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

I'm SO over the John Smoltz experiment. He is a HOF pitcher, no doubt...but that doesn't mean he has it right now.

Of course it doesn't help that the bats once again went cold...but with giving up 6 runs, I don't think the lack of run support can be blamed as the cause of the loss.

This is what I want our 5 man rotation to be: Les, Wake, Becks, Buch and Penny. And then maybe give Dice-K a second glance if he continues to progress well in his "rehab" starts.

Beckett better bring us a W tomorrow...STAT.

Matt July 26, 2009 at 7:39 PM  

I'm with you on being done with Smoltz...I'd like a Rotation of Beckett, Lester, Holladay, Wake, and Dice/Buchholz but that is wishful thinking. It was nice to see Penny pitch better last outing. Beckett should bring the goods tomorrow.


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