Did you know the Red Sox weren’t in last place anymore? It’s true, I swear. In fact they’re in a tie for fourth place and a half game out of third. The currently sit behind Baltimore and New York 6.5 games out of first and four games over .500.
So the team managed to get over the .500 mark, finally. But then they split the series with the lowly Mariners after winning five straight series. Then sent the craptastic one to the hill last night again the other AL West whipping boys, the A’s. Dice-K continued to look Matzucrappa-esque.
Matzucrappa was apparently injured and had to leave the game. So for all that the local sports shows were talking about the team’s seven starters and how the rotation would work, injuries will certainly take care of it for them. So Dice-K leaves the game with “neck tightness” after giving up five runs in a typical craptastic start digging his team a whole for them to try and fight out of.
Add on to Dice-K’s injury the fact that rookie Will Middlebrooks has a hamstring that could possibly put him on the DL and all of a sudden you’re rethinking the Youkilis trade. Well, not quite, but who’s going to play third? Nick Punto? Great.
The team should be getting Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury back from injury soon but the productivity you’ve been getting from your outfield is better than anything that Crawford gave you last year. And Jacoby, if the team was smart, would be a deadline trade chip.
So for all that the team has climbed out of the cellar and gotten themselves over .500, they’re only two games ahead of the last place Blue Jays who sit at .500. They have players that still don’t care (Beckett, Buchholz), so I think the whole thing is still being held together with scotch tape. It could collapse at any moment. It’s nice to think they’re becoming likable like I said last week but I don’t think that they’re built for the long haul. I guess we’ll have to keep watching. Ugh.