Monday, August 23, 2010
Yesterday, the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-0 to finish the week with a 4-2 record and 71-54 on the season. Our Player of the Week is Adrian Beltre (right) who had 1 homer and 6 RBIs last week, winning his 3rd Player of the Week this year. He is now .323/23/86 as he is having an awesome season. Victor Martinez also had a very good week, having 0 homers and 6 RBIs, he is now .283/10/50 as he is having a respectable season. Some highlights of this week were Ryan Kalish's (.250/2/8) first major league grand slam, Daniel Nava's (.273/1/17) game-winning hit by pitch and game-saving catch, and Jed Lowrie's (.302/3/8) walk-off home run. Clay Buchholz had two impressive performances this week, he went 7 innings in one, 6 in the other, both without allowing a run. Buchholz has really come into his own this year as he is now 15-5/2.26/96. This week, the Red Sox face the Mariners in a three-game series (I'm going to Fenway on Tuesday!), they have an off-day on Thursday and then head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays. The seris against the Rays could be critical in the Red Sox's playoff hopes.