.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Monday, July 19, 2010

May 06, 2010 - Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES - epa02146679 Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui hits a foul ball in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 06 May 2010.
A reason to be optimist regarding the road trip is that Oakland, Seattle and Anaheim are not good. It is not all doom and gloom as many are penning.

Oakland is a 500 baseball team. Other than Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis, no other position player would be starting ahead of any Red Sox player who will see the field in this series.

Seattle is a bad team. Now that Cliff Lee is in Texas, they are even worse. And the Olde Towne Team will apparently miss Felix Hernandez on this trip to the Pacific Northwest. They should win the series at Safeco.

The LAA of A is really a below 500 ball club and should not be feared at all, except for Jared Weaver’s start. He appears to be making the leap to a legit ace. Weaver is averaging more than strikeout per inning with a K/BB ratio greater than five. The biggest changes from Weaver’s 2007-09 baseline seasons is that he has found a way to get out lefties. They are hitting only 543 OPS against the younger Weaver versus 772 in 2007-2009. He is also throwing his curve ball more. It will be interesting to see if he is throwing it more to southpaws as a back door breaking ball like Jon Lester does to RHB.

Other than the Weaver start in the O.C., the Red Sox should not be underdogs in any game during this road trip. Oakland, Seattle and LAA of A are not good baseball teams.


<< Home

0 Old Comments:

Thank you - Red Sox!

This site is not associated with the Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball nor Major League Players Assoication

© 2003-2010 Thomas J. Fratamico, III

All Rights Reserved

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Best deals on Red Sox Tickets at Ticketmomma.com. Over 25 years experience.

Who is El Guapo's Ghost?

Want to become a sponsor?

Follow ElGuaposGhost on Twitter

Join our team of experts that provide the latest strategies and tricks in Poker, we dare you to Playusout. If that's not your specialty, maybe you can try going Extreme in Europe, or visit our revolution portal at D-rev.

2009 A.L. Playoff Preview

Part 1 Part 2