Originally Posted by Patrick134
I wouldnt call the whole run a choke. the angels have a better record than the sox in a tough division. the indians losses you have a point.
The two losses in Kansas City also. The Sox played horrendous baseball in those two games.
It's a choke because the manager and the players have started doing out of character things.
The Sox weren't in first place for most of the summer because they were bunting in the fourth inning of a tie game. Things of that nature are just panic moves.
I think Robin and Coop have outdumbed themselves with some of these pitching moves as well. I understand the Indians suck against left-handed pitching and all, but I don't think it was a smart move to spot start Santiago in such a critical game. Even if he had done well, you knew he'd last no more than five innings.