Lost a series for the first time (this time, the offense let us down: thanks for trying, good-Buchholz), tied with two others in the East for 1st and only 2 ahead of the cellar-dwelling team we face today. This Sox team is one that owes at least three wins so far to the opposing team giving the Sox 4/5/6 outs in an inning. Might be a long summer (again). Today it’s Porcello vs. Gonzalez.
These Miracle Mets have won eleventy hundred games in a row, and that’s a big thing, if you are a Mets fan. Jacob deGrom will be on the bump for the hottest commodity in hyperbole. Meanwhile, in the real world, the Yankees are sending Pineda to the bump.
Let’s do this thing.
5-1 lead crumbled to 7-5 loss last night. At least Pedroia and Papi are on pace for 40 and 30 HR, respectively. One more shot at the series. Clay “Bipolar” Buchholz vs. Jake “Eggs” Odorizzi.
Adam Warren faces David Price at Comerica. Price has allowed one earned run in three starts. Yikes. That’s some regression to the mean fodder right there.
Joe Kelly vs. the rookie Karns. It is difficult to believe the Sox are on the verge of being 4-1-0 in series to start the season. Let’s win this one since we go to Camden “F***ing” Yards this weekend.
Justin Verlander is being sat today to figure out what ails him, so the Yankees face southpaw Kyle Lobstein, who has eight major-league games to his name of which one was a win over the Yankees last August. Nathan Eovaldi got no decisions from his previous two starts for the Bombers this season. It’s hard to be cheerful after Sabathia took the loss last night after the mini-rally by the Tigers in the seventh, but hey, it’s only April and the Yanks are only two away from Boston. Chin up.
The standard line on the Sox in the decades leading up to 2004 was that they had the bats but not the arms. That trend appears to have come around again, as the Sox have the worst starters’ ERA on the young season in the AL and have scored the second-most runs per game in the AL (behind KC).
Still, perhaps today’s starter will improve his stock. Wade Miley was destroyed last time against the Nationals. Today, he takes on Archer at the Maddonless Trop as the Sox look to keep not losing series.
The Yankees have CC on the bump against the formidable Alfredo Simon at Comerica. Comment away.
Forgot this was a 4-game series. The weather forecast is about as dire as the pitching matchup for the Sox (Chen vs Masterson). A win would end the series in a tie. Let’s see if they play the earliest game of the year.
Michael Pineda and the Yankees take on the Rays who have rookie Matt Andriese on the mound in a getaway game at the Trop. After the Yankees try to sweep the series, it’s off to Tiger Town.
Sox try not to lose a series or two games in a row for the first time. We have the right pitcher on tap in Porcello, who faces Miguel Gonzalez. Enjoy your Sunday!
Sorry I’m late, I was coaching young gerbil’s game earlier today and lost track of the time when I got back. 4-4 at the plate today.. woohoo. Since then, the Yanks are underway at the Trop with no score, Tanaka on the bump for the good guys.
It remains to be seen whether the groove will be the Red Sox settling into one and keeping their winning series record at 100%, or if it will be Buchholz grooving fastballs to the O’s lineup. Walkoff win yesterday, let’s wrap this series up!
Seen enough of these birds celebrating the past few years to make me twitch at the mention of their city or mascot. Would like the fist-pumping on our side today, please. Jimenez takes on Kelly at the green jewel off Yawkey Way. Weekend imminent.
The Red Sox have won all three of their series 2-1 and are on pace to score just over 1,000 runs this year without the offense firing on all cylinders as yet. But Masterson had nothing last start, Miley just got pounded, and Buchholz was awful on Sunday. Kelly hasn’t had a second start yet, either. The Red Sox also owe at least a couple of their victories in part to the opposing defense playing like sh*t. I would put good odds on them to lead the AL East in runs scored AND allowed. With only Porcello appearing to be reliable (and I would have said this even before the season started), I’m not so sure they can keep this up.
Of course, scoring 1,000 runs would certainly help.
Scoreless after the top of the 1st. Eovaldi vs Norris to see who wins the series.