Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Red Sox watch


The good news is that we're in first place in the AL East, with the best record in the AL at .608, second best in the majors (behind the NL's Chicago Cubs at an astonishing .634). The bad news is that we just ain't gettin' it done on the road. We're doing great at home (28-7) but the road record is a dismal 17-22. Blech.

Meanwhile, the Evil Empire has won five straight and has moved to third place, but they're still 5.5 games out. Suck on that, New York.

If we can hold steady at home and improve our road record, a Boston-Chicago World Series is entirely within the realm of possibility. I'd actually hate to see that for the simple reason that I'd hate to root against the Cubbies.

2 comments:

darkpixel said...

Pray for the AL in the All Star game....

The Sox should be dead in the water without Papi... They have been very lucky that Drew got hot. But at the rate we're burning outfielders, I wouldn't be surprised to see Tim Wakefield take a turn in left field... it would be a good substitute for his between starts work...

Eric said...

One of the things the Sox have had in recent years that they haven't had since, well, ever is bench strength.

Papi is out with a torn tendon sheath. Wonder how long that takes to heal up...not as long as a torn tendon, I hope.