Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'Start' Of Something?

There's no question that loss number eleven hurt. The Red Sox winning percentage slipped to .313—which would translate into a grand total of 51 wins.

But, the Sox bats were stymied by the continuation of Brett Anderson's mystical string of success against Boston. And, truth be told, John Lackey had a heck of an outing—going 6 strong innings of one-run ball. This means that—if Clay Buchholz can pitch well this afternoon—all five starters will have shown that they are back on track.

Don't forget that both the 2004 and 2007 championship runs were fueled by lights-out starting pitching. They will need it again.