After a great extra innings win the night before, I really thought the Red Sox would pull this one out last night. It was not meant to be. And to lose the way we did… two stolen bases and a catcher who seems unable to gun down anyone… it was a heartbreaker.
For those of you who watched the broadcast on NESN, I would be curious to know if they showed Jon Lester’s meltdown in the dugout after the first inning. We watched the game on MLB Extra Innings and had to endure the Toronto broadcast. They were more than happy to show Lester’s temper tantrum. Oh boy. Good times.
The good news is our guys are hitting. Adrian Gonzalez is amazing. Carl Crawford’s bat is getting hot, Big Papi is hitting like the Papi of days gone by, Jacoby Ellsbury has a 19 game hitting streak… This is all good news for us. It is just a matter of time before Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis find their swings.
I was hoping we would hit .500 by our 40th game (and one quarter of the season is done). I am not sure that is going to happen. But I do believe we are trending in the right direction.
I am predicting a trade at mid-season for a catcher who can hit… We’ll see what transpires.
Keeping the faith…