The Red Sox surely haven't performed as poorly at Texas as it seems, but today's 2-0 shutout proves Earl Weaver's adage about momentum in baseball lasting as long as the next day's starting pitcher.
Tim Wakefield wasn't bad at all, coming up with the Sox' third consecutive quality start, allowing just one earned run in six innings and another run in the second inning courtesy of a Dustin Pedroia error.
But the Sox offense was pretty much non-existent, with just three hits, one apiece by Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, and Coco Crisp. The Sox have relied on David Ortiz (.133) for a lot of the heavy lifting, and Big Papi has yet to get it going, hitless today after sandwiching a double around the Golden Sombrero yesterday.
Let's just hope my 'extracurricular activity' hypothesis isn't true.