Orioles upset about Red Sox lineup against the Yankees

The Orioles don't like the Red Sox' lineup against the Yankees, which makes them just like Red Sox fans

10/2/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Aug 18, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Pawtucket Red Sox center fielder Che-Hsuan Lin (24) reacts after fouling a ball off of his foot against the Buffalo Bisons at Fenway Park.  Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIREThe Orioles and Yankees are battling it out for the AL East crown, and the chance to avoid a dreaded 1-game playoff with (most likely) the Oakland A's.

The Orioles are finishing off their season against the Tampa Bay Rays, who just got eliminated from playoff contention and are still a pretty good baseball team.

The Yankees are finishing their season with a few games against the Boston Red Sox, who are an absolutely pitiful excuse for a baseball team, and trot out a lineup that could be dominated by pretty much any MLB-caliber pitcher. Last night, the Sox lineup featured names like Pedro Ciriaco, Daniel Nava, Mauro Gomez, Ryan Lavarnway, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Jose Iglesias.

Not surprisingly, the Yankees didn't have much trouble soundly beating the Sox 10-2 behind a rather dominant pitching performance from CC Sabathia.

The Orioles aren't exactly thrilled that they have to compete against MLB-caliber talent, while the Yankees are playing the equivalent of a AAA farm club.

Red Sox fans might tell the Orioles to join the club, since this is exactly what we've been dealing with since the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers.

Now, with Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury battling nagging injuries, it just gets worse for the Sox.

That having been said, there's really no reason for the Sox to try to put together a more formidable lineup when the games don't matter to them anyway.

At this point, they should be focusing on getting everyone healthy, and taking a look at the young prospects that might be able to contribute at some point in 2013 and beyond. And that's exactly what they're doing.

So as much as we'd love to see a better Red Sox lineup, this is what it's going to be for the next couple days.

The Orioles can learn to deal with it, or hope that they can handle their business against the Rays (and potentially the A's in a 1-game playoff). But the Red Sox won't be doing them any favors this year.
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10/2/12   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2745 respect

Would this be the same Red Sox that the Orioles played just prior to the Yankees season ending series?  The same team Baltimore took 3 in a row from?  This included a 9-1 win in the 1st game, with Boston getting 1 hit for the game.  Come on Orioles, beat the Rays or not and your still going to be guarenteed no less than a 1 home game playoff match with Oakland.  Win that and your most likely going to face Texas a team you match up with pretty decently with. 

10/2/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

It's hilarious that Pedroia and Ellsbury, along with Loney are now in the lineup after the Orioles complained. Pedroia went to twitter and said he will play, broken finger and all.

10/2/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'll point out I don't see anything but unnamed sources, but assuming for a moment this is true, what were the Orioles expecting? They just played the Red Sox and saw for themselves how in to winning they are right now. I certainly wasn't expecting any help from Boston this week. Right now the O's need to concern themselves with avoiding having to travel to Oakland or Texas for the Wild Card game.