The Sox have just grown lazy, having been muscled out of the divisional race long ago and having all but clinched the AL wild card for quite some time as well. That leaves them in no man's land with no significant team goal to shoot for. I know they had no realistic shot at the division, but their performance against the Yankees over the weekend was utterly pathetic and uninspiring. I will be very surprised if they make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So the Sox magic number for the wild card is down to one, but will they ever get there? And what will actually come of it really? Boston is limping their way into the post season, content to watch the Rangers eventually lose enough games rather than take charge of their own destiny and win a couple. I don't see how the Red Sox can make any type of post season run with all of the lackadaisical play recently. It's extremely difficult to turn the intensity on and off on a whim. I just see them developing a real lack of focus, and they have shown no sense of urgency the entire month of September.