Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The Red Sox are now 14-14 against the four worst teams in the AL. That inexcusable mediocrity against the dregs of the League has become all too predictable.
So you thought John Lackey had turned a corner, eh? Well he's dominated AL West teams, going 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA. But against everyone else, he's a disappointing 7-5 with a 4.84 ERA. He allowed 9 hits and walked 5 last night, in 5.1 innings of work.
Beltre continues to hammer the ball. He belted his 18th and 19th homers of the season. I wasn't too keen on the Sox' signing him, but he's been indispensable. Offensively, not defensively. Run production > Run prevention.
Marco Scutaro was 2 for 5, and is now 13 for his last 28 (.464). That's pretty hot. His hits have predominantly been singles, and he's been left on base too often. The Sox have resumed their RISP struggles, and were 2 for 11 last night in such situations.
The Sox should win tonight. Beckett faces David Huff, who's 2-9 with a 6.04 ERA. But since Huff sucks, and the Indians suck, the Sox will lose 7-4.