Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Basement Price-Ing

This is getting serious. Your Boston Red Sox cannot pitch, cannot hit in the clutch, and cannot catch any breaks—a perfect prescription for a 2-9 start. Jon Lester actually pitched brilliantly for all but one inning and ended up on the short end of a 3-2 decision to the Rays. Jed Lowrie (a 2-out RBI double) and Darnell McDonald (a solo HR) were the hitting stars, but everything else that was hit hard off the masterful David Price was right at a Ray. That's the bad luck part. But, even with better luck, this team would still be woeful. Something has to be done to shake-up these guys—we would suggest the immediate insertion of Jed Lowrie at SS. Without something drastic, this could very quickly become the baseball version of the Titanic—just in time for its and the ballpark's 100th anniversary.