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West Coast Swing Done:

Posted on: May 20, 2009 8:51 pm

The RedSox have completed all west coast games for the season. Too early compare to last year where they had their last game  on the 23<sup>rd</sup> of July. They have compiled 4-8 record. For some reasons, the RedSox find it harder to win playing in those road games. Last year, they had a miserable 0-6 record between the Angels and Oakland A’s. Though, they swept the Mariners 3-0 for a nice consolation.

This is baffling to me  and hard to explain why they don’t play good as much as they are  in those road games. Could it be the time zone that they aren’t get used to? Or the long flight perhaps?  Either or aren’t  good enough reasons to satisfy my curiosity. I do think it is seemingly  random or by chance. If anyone can build a case as to why, I would greatly appreciate.

This year, they have played the Angels  six times and lost 4 games. Both 3-game sets are close ones. The win or loss was just  separated by a swing or a pitch. Basically, anybody’s game. Tough luck played out.  On May 15<sup>th</sup> the first Mariners  game, Redsox raced to 4-run lead only to falter and lost 4-5. That loss stung more for Lester who started pretty good until that uneventful bottom sixth.  The rubber match was more exciting  when Justin Masterson masterfully pitched showcasing his repertoire striking out 6, 2 hits and 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings. The only disappointment was the outcome when the defense failed to help the team with a costly error on the bottom of the ninth. Nevertheless,  as much as I love the team to win I can’t be greedy but enjoy every game regardless of the result.

Now that  west coast games are done, the RedSox can focus and  continue their dominance at home sporting a .778 clip. Too, having the second best home record in the league next to the Dodgers.  They will cater and entertain  first place Toronto Blue Jays  and the New York Mets in 3-game sets.

There's no place like home after all it ain’t fun playing in the west.

Category: MLB
Tags: RedSox

Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2009 1:37 pm

West Coast Swing Done:

I think it has something to do with jetlag.  I mean it takes a toll on your body when you change times zones by 3 hours.  Your sleep pattern is off, which could cause you to feel drowsy or tired.  Which could cause your bat to slow down or your arm to ftigue.  Also could make your vision impaired.  I haven't played pro ball but I'm sure it isn't an easy thing to do going cross country like that.  Then again I could be totally wrong. LOL

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