Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Progressing At Progressive

Inexorably, it seems, the Red Sox are making their way to the top of the AL East. It seems like just a matter of time. If the Blue Jays had not blown a 3-run lead in the Bronx, the Carmine Hose would already be sitting atop the division.

Last night, Josh Becket turned in another gem—6 2/3, one earned run—to propel the Sox to their first win over the suddenly simmering Tribe, 4-2. Jason Varitek's first HR of 2011 was the difference, with Adrian Gonzalez chipping in his MLB-leading 42nd RBI. Jed Lowrie, workmanlike as always, delivered a booming sac fly that would have gone out with a more favorable wind.

You just get the feeling that once Pedroia and Crawford start to click, this will be an unstoppable offense.