The Boston Red Sox need pitching! As , they find themselves the MLB leaders in highest Earn Run Average. They are supporting a whopping 5.23 as opposed to the AL Leading Kansas City Royals at 2.99. They still use ERA as an indicator for pitching performance I think. The Red Sox rotation was easy to find they were lumped together Joe Kelly 4.94 was tied for 38th, Justin Masterson 5.16 beside him at 40, Rick Porcello 5.34 at 42, Clay our Ace Bucholtz 5.76 is 45. Then there is my boy Wade Miley whose ERA is much higher than Wade Boggs Career Batting average at 8.62.
The Boston media if you dare criticize the Red Sox will have riots in Fenway Park. The Red Sox starting rotation was poor from the start and they are living up to it. They are built like the 1978 Red Sox thy will just beat teams up with runs and screw the pitching. the one thing in today’s game and it’s been proven year after year…pitching wins.
Monday night I was watching the Sox and the Jays. I watched Josh Donaldson just make an athletic leaping catch at 3rd . Than I pitched Pablo Sandoval trying to make that same play and I just started laughing at the sight in my minds eye. I look at it more as King Kong Bundy trying to climb the turnbuckle. I think the Red Sox finished last and just signed anything with a name. I knew they weren’t go to pay Jon Lester no matter how many times John Henry drove his Yacht to Lesters house. Lester was gone.
The said thing is we all know is that this team is going to be one of those teams that tease you all year because there is enough talent to go on streaks. But there is not enough for the promised land. Sure they have some bright sports Mookie Betts, Xander Bogarts, Pedroia Big Papa, Shane Victorino, Hanley Ramirez but it goes back to pitching which is lacking Lackey. The guy pitched is behind off for this team and bang gone. Essentially, they blew up the pitching staff and put it back together with whatever parts they could find. I didn’t like it at the outset and still don’t. I thought Porcello and Kelley would be good fits but maybe not. Bucholtz just thought the media made him better than he was. I figured Miley would eat innings but he needs to stay in the game long enough to do so.
I think the Red Sox will have their moments but not enough of them for sure.
Saturday was opening day of our baseball season for both Lil lanz and the Laser. Lil Lanz started off with a parade as the Major League Baseball and Softball teams walk through downtown and down a nothing main road to the Little League Field just a little bit of Americana that we still can hold on too with some pride. Lil Lanz’s Athletics didn’t fair to well against the Mets. They struggled in a couple of innings and that was that. Lil Lanz played great at second base, but struggled at the plate usually he is just opposite. After the game it was team pictures. Than off to Laser’s Red Sox facing the Nationals on the big diamond. Great game, but the Red Sox fell short 7-5… but played well especially, the rookie 13 year olds.
I have to touch on the riots in Baltimore. I find it appalling that people feel it’s necessary to riot and loot. It only hurts people who put their life savings into their businesses and it’s all destroyed by a bunch of hoodlums. I think if you want change strong community leadership and good communications with the City who needs to be willing to listen and act open suggested changes.
That’s all I have . Have a great week.and enjoy draft . Just wake me up when it’s over. i don’t care who traded up down or around just let me know who the Pats puicked.