Monday, April 13, 2015

Sox Lack 'Ace Of Diamonds', Fall To Empire 14-4

Maybe we have four number three starters and one number six starter. After being pummeled for ten runs by The Evil Ones, Clay Buchholz had better put those 'Ace' t-shirts on deep discount. The big righty put his teammates in an immediate hole on Sunday night—coughing up seven runs in the first inning. When the pathetically un-skilled Stephen Drew hits a home run off you, you know you have no stuff. Buchholz's ten-run performance was the worst drubbing of a Boston starter by the Yankees in almost seventy years (June 21, 1945). So, let's look on the bright side of this 14-4 thrashing. Mike Napoli got his first hit of 2015. Brock Holt got another hit and is only hitting .714 on the year. Newcomers Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are both hitting over .300. And, Xander Bogaerts—if he maintains his current batting average (.407)—will surpass the hallowed mark of The Splendid Splinter. Feel better? Neither do we. See you on Monday at the Home Opener!