25 Apr 2011
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A 10-11 record is hardly something to be happy with, but if your favorite team started a season 2-10, I’m willing to guess you’d be at least pleased with a 10-11 mark.
The Red Sox have won 8 of their last 9 and open a 3-game set in Baltimore on Tuesday. The Red Sox ERA stands at 4.73 and their average is at .235, both terrible numbers when compared to expectations, but given where they stood 10 days ago, again, I’ll take it.
I have to hand it to the starting rotation, all 5 have put together an amazing run and allowed some of the Red Sox offense to get up to speed (Crawford, Salty and others).
Carl Crawford has 2 consecutive 2-hit games and in Sunday’s game, hit his first home run as a Red Sox, albeit with his fly down. I noticed the TV crew didn’t mention that, but what a fitting end to a power slump.
Too bad the Red Sox have Monday off as I hate to see them stop their momentum, but alas, a day off they have.
Sorry for the gap in posts, we should be back to our regular posting-selves this week.