Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just Kidding, the Red Sox Still Know How To Play Baseball

 After the first sweep of the year, I feel a little better about the Sox, but not great.  They barely pulled it out in their third game against the Twins thanks to the pitching, but the bats are showing some serious life.

So are there any reasons to feel good about the Sox?  As bonkers as it sounds, yes, there are.  Mike Aviles has caught fire from the leadoff spot, with four home runs and a .328 average.  David Ortiz is still hitting over .400.  Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting to come around, and it seems like every time Kelly Shoppach steps into the box he finds the gaps.  Basically every part of our offense is finding their stroke, even Kevin Youkilis.

And yeah, there are plenty of reasons to worry in the forms of every one of those guys that steps on that dirt hill in the middle of the infield grass.

As it stands, Phil Humber, the latest hurler to toss a perfect game (no big deal) is getting lit up, 7-3.  Go Sox.

UPDATE:  Carl Crawford was just diagnosed with left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain, and was shut down for treatment.  Chalk that up to the reasons to worry paragraph...

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