Friday, June 10, 2011
RED SOX SWEEP THE YANKS...AGAIN
Remember the 2-10 start and all of Red Sox Nation was in disarray? The Red Sox now sit in first place in the AL East with a 36-26 record. They have swept the Yankees two times this year at Yankee Stadium and have taken an overall eight out of nine. The offense is as advertised, putting football type numbers up on the scoreboard and the pitching has been there, but needs to improve. Adrian Gonzalez is in contention for a triple crown with his ridiculous numbers of 12 home runs, .336 average and 55 RBIs through 62 games. Carl Crawford dismal April is in the past and he is hovering around the .250 mark. Dustin Pedroia dodged a bullet with only a bruised knee cap and will not require surgery. Jacoby Ellsbury is having a fantastic bounce back year while David Ortiz is on absolute fire with 15 homers and batting around .325. The pitching must get better and healthier, but the Red Sox are who we thought they were, a first place team and a powerhouse. Look for this team to keep rolling as they are 18-6 in their last 24 games.