We wake up in the morning having been unable to watch the games live in the middle of our night wondering if they have won or lost. We are afraid to look, wanting a win, dreading a loss that will start our day off on the wrong foot.
This has been our life the last 11 games. Waking to more losses than wins as we watch their lead in the division slowly shrink down to the current one game lead over the Rays.
With the Yankees in town I was looking forward to the Red Sox pulling it together, booing A-Rod-dope-head, and putting some wins on the board.
Nothing was further from the truth last night.
We woke up as Overseas Fans to a 10-3 drubbing by the Yankees. We don't like the Yankees, we don't like the cheats there, we don't like the money spent there, we don't like them owning Fenway.
Today has not been a good day.
The Red Sox had to face another lefty, got 6 hits and 3 runs off him in 6.2 innings. The rest of the game they were only able to add 4 more hits to the total. They left 7 runners in scoring position, only converted 3 of 8 with runners in scoring position, and had 3 errors on the night. There were runners picked off and base running errors along with the lack of hitting. I won't even mention the details of the pounding that Felix Doubront endured in a short 4 inning start.
The Rays are within 1 game in the division, the Orioles are fading at 5 and 1/2 games back, and them damn Yankees are 7 and 1/2 games back which is the closest they have been since July 29th. These are the games to put some distance between you and your direct rivals.
When are the Red Sox going to wake up and bust out?
Will the hitting against lefties pick up or will the Red Sox fade from the division race?
We here overseas think that enough is enough. We think 10 days of watching this is enough. Tonight they face a right handed pitcher in Kuroda against the Yankees, so time to bust out and ruin this guys 1.74 ERA.
The Overseas Fan will be staying up tonight to watch the game live. John Lackey needs to bring his A game, the rest of the Red Sox need to bring their bats. Enough is enough, we will be booing A-Rod-dope-head, pulling for Lackey, and wishing the Yankees the worst.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell