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Well, it's still 6.0 games. Right?

If they lose today, I will not switch to manic mode. Now, repeat this for the next few hours...

This will be my last entry this week talking about a loss as not that bad. I still believe we will win the division even if we lose today. However, I really don't want to test that theory.

Regarding last night's game (and sorry for not posting anything before or after, my computer sucks), the Sox main problem is a rather weak offense. They do have an ability to explode for runs given the talent they have in their lineup, as we saw in Chicago. However, they lack much power and the ability to play small ball well. And without Manny, forgetaboutit. This is another example of why we are really hurt by getting such a bad version of JD Drew. He had his chances again last night and he failed. That, coupled with the lack of power from Lugo, Coco and Pedroia, gives up 4 spots in the lineup with zero power. Then you have Youk and Tek hitting with only a little power and Manny out of the line up. That leaves us with Papi and Lowell. That is simply not good enough to score many runs. However, with Manny we are still a decent line up and our pitching and defense is still very good.

Did anyone else notice that Coco was whiffing on fastballs down the middle yesterday? Remember when he had a week or two when he showed that power we all heard about? During that time he stood pretty upright and took a short stride. He seems to have reverted back to his slap-happy, ineffective self again now. Next year it'll be Jacoby out there, but that won't exactly fix the power shortage.

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