Red Sox Stay Perfect At 0-5
The Boston Red Sox, smack dab in the middle of their worst start to a season in fifteen years (!!), lost to the Cleveland Indians by a score of 8-4. Their manager, Terry Francona, disgusted as we all are, said this...
"We’ve got to start acting like we’re a good team. We’ve got to find a way to win. I don’t think many of us are going to sleep. We might as well go ahead and play pretty soon.”
It's easy to understand these dire straits when you factor in that the pitching staff has an ERA of 8.32 and has given up 14 taters. 14!! How about the hitting. Believe me, it's not a pretty picture. The team batting average is a paltry .190/.275/.301 and they've only gone 7 for 40 with runners in scoring position. Pitiful. Youk, what do you have to say?
“I speak for myself. I’m probably one of the biggest problems around right now. I’ve got to play a lot better baseball."
We've been through the rotation winless and are back to Jon Lester once more in a noon game. I don't know what else to say except that maybe they can run the table this time as they go through the rotation again. It's hard to even write about the five 2011 games so far this season. Suffice it to say Matsuzaka started the latest monstrosity, going five innings and giving up three runs on six hits, three walks and two K's. He threw a whopping ninety six pitches in those five frames. Next, and listen when I say this, Dennys Reyes sauntered out to the mound. I wish he had stayed in the 'pen. ANYONE'S 'pen. He gave up three earned runs without getting a single out. “We wanted him to face maybe six, seven hitters. It was set up where we wanted him to face their lefties. But he was commanding so little," uttered Tito Francona. Say your goodbyes to him as soon as you can. Wheeler and Wakefield finished up this debacle in truly average fashion.
Today marks the final game in Cleveland before the home opener with the Yankees. It seems like a must game for Jon Lester, who will face Fausto Carmona. May the force be with them because they need all the help they can get. I just hope they can win this one before home cooking returns.
I wish you a tremendously terrific Thursday and upcoming weekend. You can click on this post's title for more of the ugly details and as always, BE WELL. Turn it around, guys. Starting today. Just do it.