Thursday, April 15, 2010

Feeling Minnesota

Just like last week, the only Boston pitcher who seems to be able to get anyone out or get past the fifth inning against the Twins was John Lackey. Jon Lester had a sub par performance in game one getting out pitched by Carl freaking Pavano, and Tim Wakefield was bludgeoned this afternoon for 10 hits and 6 runs over 5 1/3. On the other side, Francisco Liriano looked like the 2006 version today when it appeared the Twins would have a nasty combination of Liriano and Johan Santana. The Sox ended up getting shut out for the first time this season.

Though I am prone to bursts of outrage, it is far too early to get worried. Lester is a notoriously slow starter. And Wakefield is... well, Wakefield. He's going to get spanked on occasion. The bats still need to wake up though. Other than bombarding the Royals with 8 runs in the last two games of that series, the Boston offense has been ho hum. It might take them a little while to get into a rhythm offensively and for all of the new faces to get accustomed to the their roles. The trick is getting that all started while not digging too big of a hole in either the division or wild card race.


Joey said...

Calm down. You need to wait at least 6 weeks before you can even begin to evaluate.

Dan said...

Hey. I thought that was a pretty even keeled post. I even had a disclaimer, "...I am prone to bursts of outrage, it is far too early to get worried." The Carl Pavano win was taking the piss though.