Friday, May 23, 2014

"May" We Never See A Month Like This Again

As we approach the traditional one-third marker of the season on Memorial Day, we can only hope that May (which still has a bunch of games left in it) is just an aberration. Because your Carmine Hose have stunk out all of major league baseball in May. Consider some of the batting averages: Jackie Bradley, Jr. .143; David Ross .150; Will Midlebrooks .159; Mike Napoli .200; Grady Sizemore .234; Shane Victorino .235; A. J. Pierzynski .236. Putrid! Only Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Mike Carp and the immortal Brock Holt are even hitting over .280 for the month. And don't get us started on the starting pitching! Here are the ERAs of your five 'studs' in the rotation for May: Jon Lester 3.76; Felix Doubront 4.15; John Lackey 4.42; Clay Buchholz 5.91; Jake Peavy 6.35. Could a wholesale roster swap with Pawtucket do any worse? Bring on June, already!