Monday, April 4, 2011
Should We Be Scared? Not Yet
Something about this is not quite right, while the Rangers are the defending AL Champs, a stacked team with a $168 million payroll should not be swept in the first series. The Rangers did a good job, however, in starting lefty pitchers in C.J. Wilson and Matt Harrison, against a Red Sox in which three of the first five hitters are lefty. They did pretty well offensively too, as Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz hit a homer in every game of the series, and Mike Napoli hit a homer in both games he played in. The Red Sox pitching was awful, the worst being John Lackey (right), who allowed 9 runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings. The Red Sox' offense has been pretty bad, as their team average is a depressing .200, good for 28th in MLB, their 9.75 ERA, worst in the league. Tomorrow, the Red Sox will look to even out their record against the Cleveland Indians so I hope they'll win, they really need it.