Friday, June 9, 2017

Red Sox Have Some Serious Work To Do Before Break

Before the All-Star Break, the Red Sox will have just twelve home games at Fenway Park—and eighteen on the road. So, for them to make up any significant ground on The Bronx Embalmers (they are now three games back), they'll have to get things into high gear in both home and way settings. Boston needs to stay within striking distance before The Midsummer Classic—and ward off the pesky (and suddenly mean-spirited) Orioles as well (just a half-game back of the Red Sox). Unfortunately, three-fifths of their starting rotation are either literally missing (Eduardo Rodriguez) or functionally missing-in-action (David Price, Rick Porcello). Lately, John Farrell can only count on Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz to deliver quality starts. Not a good sign. The bullpen—grossly over-taxed—has been much better of late, but that can't possibly last. On the flip side, this team still can't seem to decide if they are the 1927 Yankees or The Raiders Of The Lost Offense. So far, the 2017 season can be summed up in one word: inconsistency. That has to change and fast.