Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekly News

I expected this to be a very rough week for the Red Sox as they were facing the two best teams in the American League-- Texas and New York-- on the road. However, I was pleasantly surprised as they put up a 3-3 week and are now 51-51 this year. For his third time this year, the Player of the Week is Will Middlebrooks-- who batted .435/1/3 this week and is now .300/12/45 this season, as he'd be a frontrunner for AL Rookie of the Year any other season. Now tied for first with his fifth time this year, the Pitcher of the Week is Clay Buchholz. Buchholz's strong seven innings (one run, one strikeout) lowered his ERA below 5.00 for the first time this season, as he's now 8-3/4.93/73 this season and has been the Red Sox' best pitcher since April. The Performance of the Week belongs to Adrian Gonzalez for his 3-5 performance on Saturday. Along with going 3-5, he also had a home run and 4 RBIs. Finally, the Game of the Week was last night's 3-2 extra inning win. In the upcoming week, the Red Sox will take on Detroit for three and Minnesota for four-- both at home.

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