Wednesday, June 13, 2007
BARE MINIMUM OFFENSE
I'm a Red Sox fan, so I'm a pessimist. Yeah, 2-1 wins are sweet, and always exciting, but they also mean that you only scored 2 runs. Two run performances are fine if they are once and awhile. But the Red Sox have scored 4 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 8 games. They've scored 3 runs or fewer in 5 of their last 7. In the last 8 games, they've scored 24 runs. Ten of those runs came in Friday night's victory in Arizona. So if you take out the 10 run game, they've averaged 2 runs a game recently. No matter how good your pitching staff is, that just isn't going to cut it. We need to start scoring runs again.
But I'll take the 2-1 victory, especially since the Yankees are playing well. Just kidding. I honestly think they are a big deal when you consider the fact that the Yankees needed to win 7 in a row TO GET to .500. So let's not all get scared and start scoreboard watching because New York is "only" 9.5 games behind us.
Wakefield's looking good again, which is very very nice to see. He said Mirabelli spotted something in his delivery, and he adjusted a bit. He's looked good in Oakland and was great last night.
Tim Wakefield was last night's Man of the Game. He went 8 innings, allowing just 1 earned run off 4 hits and 1 walk.
Jonathan Papelbon: IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Aaron Cook: 7.1 IP, 2 ER
David Ortiz: 3/3, 2B
Schilling goes tonight.