Red Sox continue to disappoint fans

September 10, 2002 9:28 AM
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Games for week ending Sept. 15

ChiSox at Yanks: The Yanks are tuning up for the playoffs. White Sox getting ready for the golf courses and watching football. Yanks send out for David Wells, who has an outside chance at 20 wins. Mike Mussina goes in this series.

O’s at Red Sox: Boston is a big disappointment to its fans. Sox looked like a cinch for a Wild Card, ­­especially when Derek Lowe surprised as a starter with a chance at 20 wins.

Twins at Indians: Minnesota is a positive surprise. Cleveland is a disappointment. Twins keep going with Brad Radke and Rick Reed.

M’s at A’s: Seattle battling for its baseball life and is up against it here. Oakland has been setting a torrid pace since the All Star break. Mariners have slumped badly at the plate. Look for Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson to put M’s away for good.

Rangers at Angels: Anaheim fighting for a wild card or division title. Texas has picked up its play of late. Kenny Rogers and Joaquin Benoit slow Angels down, giving Mariners some hope.

Cards at Astros: The Astros have a slim chance at the playoffs depending on the two weekend series at home and on the road against St. Louis. Cards have overcome all sorts of adversity. Keep it going here with Andy Benes and Chuck Finley.

Dodgers at Rockies: Rarified air could work against Dodgers. Rockies playing loose as ashes, while LA could be uptight. Colorado pitching figures to struggle. Going with Omar Daal and Odalis Perez to give Dodgers a larger cushion over their pursuers.

Brewers at D’backs: Arizona sharpens its attack while giving the second line pitching some work. The "over" looks good when Johnson doesn’t pitch.

Cubs at Reds: Chicago is maybe baseball’s biggest disappointment. The Reds have no shot at playoff spot thanks to poor starting pitching. Going with Elmer Dessens to win one for Reds and Shawn Estes to lose.

Giants at Padres: The Giants are losing their battle for the playoffs with each passing game. SF chances rest on three games with Dodgers early in the week and four following this series. Giants take 2-of-3 at San Diego to stay alive. Jason Schmidt and Ryan Jensen get the job done.

The rest at this stage, we just don’t care about.