The Sox looked sharp against the Royals last weekend taking 2 out of 3 vs. the Royals to win the series. This was an important statement that shows the Red Sox can win against quality opponents. At a record of 32-42 this is an important rallying point to remember. Most strong teams play their best baseball after the All-Star Break. This is the part of the Baseball when significant winning streaks occur and champions are crowned.
The Red Sox bats are finally waking up and runs are being produced in many high scoring games….The only downside is outside of Buchholz pitching consistently…. the remaining starters on the Red Sox pitching staff look like they are breaking up.
This issue can be and is expected to be improved. Knowing and having seen his dominance for many years with the Sox…. I am probably not alone in finding it difficult to see Jon Lester now pitch with another team. Rodriguez is a talented Lefty but has shown he needs experience and time to develop. The acquistion of one or two proven starters will make a huge difference for the Staff and the entire team.
Baseball is a game of many ups and downs. As George Will pointed out in his Baseball Tribute Book…” Men At Work” written 25 years ago….[what other profession calls you successful when you fail 7 out of 10 times(Bat .300) and approaching greatness when you fail 6 out of 10 times(Bat .400)?]
Ironically isn’t it something more than coincidence that A Red Sox Slugger (The Greatest Hitter that ever lived named Ted Williams wore a Boston Red Sox uniform? You might want to check out another current slugger called David Ortiz while he’s around I hear he ain’t so bad either. ;). Have a Safe, Fun, And Happy Summer Everyone and Go Sox.