It’s been one dirty dozen runs thus far, and as we write it’s still only the fifth. Yeesh. The good news is the runs don’t carry over, and the better news is that the Sox, even when this one’s over, if it ever is over, will still be stuck behind the Yanks in the standings.
While the Sox have been cleaning up, so to speak, the boys at have Fox pointed out that this is something the Yanks have not been doing all season: Only 2 dingers thus far all year out of the four slot—this largely a reflection of Matsui’s struggles. We know Torre likes the right-left-right rhythm of Sheff-Matsui-Alex, but we wonder whether it’s time to move the A-Rod up to maximize his at-bats. Just a thought.