The Red Sox just continue to roll over the competition. The latest victim was the Atlanta Braves. As if it wasn’t bad enough Brave fans where being drown out by Red Sox fans in the stands. The Braves didn’t even have a chance it was 5 nothing after one and 7 nothing after two. The bright spot of this game aside from the 5 yes 5 homeruns was Coco Crisp continuing to improve at the plate. Coco went 2-5 with a homerun and 3 RBI’s……..only if Lugo would get going. You almost have to think he will considering Pedroia and Crisp have found the groove.
Thats all I got for now. I leave you with the above photo of the bat boy the Braves provided. That was his reaction after seeing Hinske go deep making the score 11-0 . I know I been slacking off but I am in the process of under taking a life altering task. I’ll share more about that in the weeks to come. Roger Who ! Go SOX !!
Wow is there anything really to be said at this point ? The Red Sox are continuing to roll over everyone in their way without mercy. Over the weekend they swept the Texas Rangers in Texas to increase their lead in the east to 12.5 games. All of the haters out there can say it’s still early yadda, yadda but you know what the Yankees are not gonna catch the Sox. Look they are 12.5 games back and playing horrible baseball. The bullpen has been taxed to the max and that lineup full of all stars is not hitting the ball. To make matters worse for you Yankee fans is the wild card is a distant distant possibility at this point.
So what can we take from the Texas series ? Well lets see Manny is about to bust out on his routine year and Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis are continuing to produce at the plate. Toss in Coco playing some awesome defense in the field , Beckett coming off the DL and Pedroia gaining more confidence with every game and you got a team on a mission to take on and beat all comers.
Next Game: Mon., May 28 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
TV: NESN | Radio: WRKO 680, WROL (Sp.)
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The Sox beat the Tigers 7-1 in Dice-K’s first complete game of his MLB career. The Sox taxed the Tigers for 15 hits in the game and 4 runs in the eighth inning. I really don’t have much to say on this game but I will point out a concern. J.D. Drew had 3K’s in this Game…..3!!! This can’t happen especially when Trot is over on the Indians hitting up a storm. Look I know Drew is a talented player but we can’t have him breaking down and going into a drought this early in the season. Thats all I got for now. 8 Games up and counting …..Roger Who !
The Boston Red Sox are the best late inning come from behind team in baseball hands down. The Sox scored 6 count em 6 runs in the bottom of the ninth to steal a win from the O’s who were up 5-0 going into the inning. If you would like to see proof of the late inning heroics check out this Link. The only other news of importance to come out of this game was Josh Beckett left the game in the fourth with a piece of skin hanging off the middle finger of his right hand. I am only hoping this is something minor and it won’t keep him out of his next start or longer.
Next Game: Mon., May 14 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
TV: NESN | Radio: WRKO 680, WROL (Sp.)
(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)
The Red Sox are on fire and arguably the best team in baseball. Calm down Brewer fans I am sipping some of your Kool-Aid. I think your story is great for baseball right now in light of all the controversies going on. Lets be honest here kids the Red Sox out right owned the Blue Jays this past week. It was almost to the point of being unfair and oh yeah I’ll mention it again we are doing it with our two biggest bats just starting to warm up. Yankee fans can say what they want but lets be real here they have a very outside chance of sniffing the playoffs and if they do it’s gonna be through the wild card and to be honest that may even pass them by because you almost have to expect the wild card team is gonna come out of that central division right ? I know the White Sox and the Twins are under achieving right now but the way they came on late last season leads me to believe it’s going to be the same this season. I just don’t think the Yankees have the pitching power to get them through the tough late season games when they are tight.
Dice-K seems to have found his control in Toronto. He still walked 3 but he didn’t have his normal 1 inning meltdown in the game so thats a positive. Look it’s going to take Dice-K an entire season to acclimate to this league not to mention pitching in Fenway Park. The same way it took Josh Beckett a year to get used to the American League and Fenway Park it has to be evident Dice-K will need the same acclimation timetable. All you baseball fans out there can say he’s a bust
he’s another Hideki Irabu ect , ect , but lets just put this in perspective. There were 2 big name Japanese pitcher signings in the off season Dice-K and Igawa ( Yankees ) Igawa is currently on the Yankees single A team so what does that tell you about who is the bust.
Red Sox played the first in a three game series against the O’s last night losing 6-3 . If Willy Mo Pena expects more playing time then he is gonna have to improve his fielding 100% because it’s awful. I know I was a big supporter of the sit Coco Let Willy play movement because of the Coco’s struggles at the plate but who knew that would me the circus would be in the outfield ? This guy needs to be in the outfield shagging fly balls during batting practice or something if he wants to see some more playing time.
Thats all I got for right now Sox are beating down the O’s right now 10-4
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If I told you at the end of last season to shake off Josh Beckett’s league leading 36 homers allowed because he’ll be 7-0 before the end of May next season you would tell me to lay off the Meth. We are witnessing the future of pitching in baseball evolve. Josh Beckett the young Texan fire baller won his 7th game of the season last night North of the Border in Toronto. Beckett went 7innings 1ER/R 5hits 1BB and 5K’s the earned run being a homer by Alex Rios on the very first pitch of the game. I’ve said it in earlier posts about Beckett he is finally using his other pitches effectively and not trying to blow everyone away with a 97MPH heater.
Beckett wasn’t the only story of the night for the Sox. The Red Sox bats came alive again with home runs from Youkilis , Lowell , Varitek , and Pedroia YEAH PEDROIA ! I’ll say it again to the non believers out there because it needs repeating…..THE RED SOX ARE DOING THIS WITH A COLD MANNY AND PAPI ! Can you just imagine the run support once those two get going ? Hats off to Francona for the job he is doing this season. Roger WHO !
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So on the same day Roger Clemens signs with the Yankees for
reasons unknown money , Curt Schilling quietly went about his business earning his fourth win of the season. The Sox belted out 9 hits in the win against the Twins. I’ll tell ya what early in the season I was kinda hard on Coco and Pedroia ( the jury is still out ) but these guys are starting to step up their game. Pedroia had two doubles on the day and scored a run as well.
Schilling is making it hard for the Sox not to offer him a contract at the end of the season. His performance thus far has been very effective. I am sure there were some doubters out there and right rightfully so in his case. I know the season is still young but you have to be optimistic that if this keeps up Schilling will be in a Sox uniform for a couple more seasons.
The Sox will be in Toronto today playing those pesky Blue Jays in the first of a three game set. Beckett gets the ball today in search of his 7th win of the season. I’m telling ya Beckett has figured it out. It took him a season to get used to Fenway (not a pitchers ballpark) and the American League. Not to mention he is mixing his pitches up very well this season. Roger WHO !!!