Monday, May 04, 2009
It is too early for quantitative analysis of player performance and determining possible team needs for the playoff push. We just don't have enough data. It is time for patience, which I have none for Brad Penny. I think it stems from the fact that he has been naked with Sam from "Who's The Boss?". The twelve year-old in me is jealous.
Anyway, we can take a look at the schedule.
If the Sox take one out of two in, which is probably the nicest thing to be built in the Bronx in the last fifty years, they will be on par in my head-to-head-to-head A.L. bEast games. Taking two games out of six on the road is meeting my expectation. But things do not get much easier, as the Sox have two with Cleveland and a weekend series versus the Rays at home, before heading to the left Coast for the last time. After this stretch, the Olde Towne Team will play more games at friendly Fenway and has only three against another A.L. bEast before the All-Star Break. If the Sox get through the next two weeks, it would not be a surprise to see a healthy club holding on to a playoff spot at the halfway point (knock on wood).