Monday, April 19, 2010
The 2010 AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays completed the superfecta today, sweeping the Red Sox with an 8-2 win over John Lackey. The Red Sox are currently on a tear of 0-32 with runners in scoring position, Bill Hall has played more this season than Mike Lowell, JD Drew and David Ortiz's batting average don't add up to Ortiz's weight, Mike Cameron is passing more kidney stones, Jacoby Ellsbury is persona non grata, Daniel Bard's fastball has no movement, Jonathan Papelbon can leave the team for the birth of his son and not be missed because there are no saves to be had, and Dustin Pedroia is bunting. Did I miss anything? In any other division, you can get away with this kind of start. With the Yankees and Rays involved, you can't. I am not a sky is falling type of guy, but feel free to push the panic button, Red Sox Nation.
PS from JeffCMSB
Here is a little fun fact for you...care to guess the last time the Sox were swept at home in a 4 (or more) Game Series....how about 8/18 - 8/21 2006 by the Yankees...hmmmm how did that go again?