Tuesday, June 17, 2008
COLON EMBARRASSED ON THE MOUND AND AT THE PLATE
It just wasn't a very good night for the Red Sox on any front, particularly Bartolo Colon. He only went 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs. At the plate, he looked like a drunk softball player, hacking wildly as Cole Hamels toyed with him. Yeah, watching pitchers bat is fun.
If Colon has another bad start his next time out, it's time to get concerned about his durability and recovery from starts.
The Red Sox got plenty of hits to put up more than 2 runs. Unfortunately, a pair of 2 out rallies both started (and quickly ended) when Colon was due up.
The good news is that Pedroia seems to be hitting again. He was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Sean Casey also looks good, so when interleague play is over, he should be able to plug the DH hole left by Ortiz.
Jon Lester goes against Jamie "Which Team Am I On Now?" Moyer Tuesday night.
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