How bout those Red Sox...
As I write, Boston is 3-6. One of their supposed "Ace-Caliber" pitchers, Dice-K, just hit the DL. He joins Jed Lowrie, Julio Lugo, and John Smoltz there. Their only offensive off-season pick up, Rocco Baldelli, has struck out in 5 of 11 at-bats. Jacoby Ellsbury is batting .194/.256/.194. He has no extra base hits, and only 7 hits total. JD Drew is batting .233/.281/.500. Nick Green is their current shortstop. Yes...Nick Green. The reigning MVP, Dustin Pedroia, is batting .179/.238/.308. Jason Varitek is batting .200/.286/.520. And don't forget that David Ortiz is hitting .176/.293/.206, and is yet to hit a home run. The "future of the Red Sox," Jon Lester has a 9.00 ERA through 11 innings. Tim Wakefield is currently the most successful pitcher on their team. Sure, it's early, but it is definitely nice to see the Red Sox playing poorly, no matter when it is.
Posted by Kevin S. at 8:50 PM