Sunday, April 08, 2007

Game Five thoughts - 5 down 157 to go
Just a few random thoughts on last nights lazy loss to the Rangers.

The 'No look' pitch? Okaji can't even bear to watch. (Having said that, he certainly wasn't part of the problem)

Someone needs to go slow Tavarez down, be it Farrell (pitching coach) or Captain Varitek. Just a quick chat, tell him to slow himself down just a notch. It's not his delivery or anything, it's his approach to each pitch.The game sped up on him in a big way in the third inning. All he needed to do was slow himself down and trust his stuff.

I still believe Tavarez can give the Sox 5-6 quality innings each start, all he needs to do is take his time and let his pitches do the talking. Here's the thing though, the way Jon Lester is mounting his ferocious come-back, Tavarez really is just keeping his spot warm.

The walks speak for themselves. Throw strikes pitchers! Six walks in the first five innings isn't going to cut it. Then of course there was JC Romero. Someone guiltyof throwing too many strikes. Gentlemen, there's a happy-medium! Naturally, that's easy to say, and on top of that it's early days yet.

Back to Schilling tonight, where it all began. Hopefully he can straighten a few things out and give the Sox a stronger start. Let's get this show back on the road.

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