Monday, May 30, 2011
The Red Sox have been rolling of late going thirteen and three over their last sixteen games. Everything has been clicking. The Olde Towne Team has even gotten lucky. They won five out of six one-run games. The start of the season slump has been erased.
Over this dominant stretch of the season, the workmen like starts from Tim Wakefield and Alfredo Aceves have been a pleasant surprise and a stark contrast to the double roller coaster of John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The bottom of the rotation needs to keep the Sox in the game and the offense can go the rest. With Lackey and Felix Doubront on their ways back, they should have enough options to find at least one an adequate performance from the back of the rotation every time through the rotation.
Stability from the starters and with about a third of the season in the bank, we can reasonably see Red Sox baseball in October at the end of the 162 game tunnel. And I won’t need to find a real summer hobby. Now if I can find some good fried clams in Vermont, the summer will complete.