Monday, May 10, 2010

Five Swings: Walk on By

The Red Sox try to consolidate their homestand seeking to get a three game series with the Jays off on the right foot.

1. "Walks will kill you." Brandon Morrow had his own Sam McDowell/Matt Young moment with a plethora of walks that allowed the Red Sox to move the 'bridge year' along. While the Sox were walking around the bases, Casey Kelley surrendered three runs and seven hits in five innings for Portland.

2. Hit parade. The Red Sox offense hasn't been the problem, Jason Bay or no J Bay. The Sox now have three hitters over .300, including Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Adrian Beltre.

3. Lackeywanna Blues. John Lackey hasn't been able to stand prosperity, a three-run lead, as the Jays have him on the ropes. Lackey had gotten his ERA sub four, but has now ballooned back up to 4.74. But let's hope he can have a Jack 'moment' (either Jack Morris or Jack McDowell) and pitch well enough to win.

4. Run Win Prevention.
Plan: Run Prevention. Method: pitching and defense. Results: PPP (piss poor performance)

5. TLTL. Too little too late? The Hardball Times shows their projected standings. This is not pretty.

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