Originally written April 19, 2012 on New England Sports React:
  With the Red Sox coming off a great series win vs. the Rays over the past weekend taking 3/4 games which really helped the teams morale. Those high hopes were diminished in these past two days with Texas steamrolling them. The Red Sox looked hopeless on Tuesday night with “ace” Lester pitching and the bullpen tossing up BP to the Texas hitters. With the Red Sox losing two straight to the AL powerhouse Rangers the season seems to be in limbo. If the Red Sox cannot prove to beat quality opponents all year, then this season is lost. Texas clearly is the dominate force in the AL and they showed that on Tuesday Night. The bullpen which has always been in question since the beginning of the season is blowing games wide open and not keeping the offense within the game. Mark Melancon was finally sent down for Junichi Tazawa who has had a stellar Triple A season so far. Questions I’m raising are and I’m sure it’s on everyone’s mind and that is: Bobby Valentine not getting through to the players? I forsee a clubhouse divided this upcoming year with the players just tuning Bobby out and doing thier own thing. As a fan I hope both the players and management can come together and do what us fans want: WIN! I can’t see a better way to celebrate Fenway Park 100 anniversery then with a World Series Banner! But it’s a long season ahead and the Red Sox just need that “FlashPoint” in the year to spark them onto victory.

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