Good news: the Sox can't lose for the next 48 hours.
For the second time this season, Jon Lester logged a very good performance. And yet he's 0-1. The bats have been silent for him.
The Sox went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, continuing an alarming trend. Maybe the timing just hasn't been right. Or maybe the lineup is so full of holes that when good hitters get on base, they have bad hitters to try to knock them in. Maybe the Sox need their best hitters to play like their best hitters.
Then again, the Sox only managed 3 hits today. That's it. All of them singles. The 2 through 6 hitters combined to go 0 for 18. With 1 walk. Ricky Romero looked like an Ace today.
On the bright side, Lester is looking good. He has both of the Red Sox' quality starts.
And on an even more positive note, the Sox bullpen didn't allow a run. Lester pitched all 8 innings today.
Something that's gnawing at me is that I'm not seeing the Sox do the little things much. Throwing runners out on the basepaths, for instance. This team seems to think that they're so talented that they can relax. That they don't need to fight and claw for every out and every base.
It's very uninspiring baseball to watch.
Maybe the Sox can turn things around at home. They host the Rays Friday afternoon. Josh Beckett opposes David Price.