What, did you think the Sox would win em all? Like that old song I can’t remember said, “Two outta three ain’t bad.”
I criticized the Jeff Keppinger signing because I didn’t think he was a full-time 3rd baseman from the defensive standpoint. He has made the hard plays look easy, and the easy plays easier, but he isn’t hitting a lick. Plus, he has struck out twice in 3 games. He only fanned 31 times last year in 385 at bats. In 2010 with the Astros he only fanned 26 times in almost 600 AB’s. He best slow down, or he’ll blow past both those marks before the month is out.
Alejandro De Aza hit into one double play in 2012. He has one already in 2013. Same with errors. He has three in 2012, he already has one in 2013.
Man I am negative..Must be the flu I am battling.
Gavin Floyd looked good. Jeremy Guthrie looked better.
Sox put up a stat about Floyd that tracked his progress depending on his 2012 pitch count. It said once he got to 76 pitches, batters started to figure him out. They were absolutely right. 5th inning pitch #75 was ball four to Eric Hosmer. After that it was single, ground out, single, double. I am not a big stat guy, but they were right on.
E:Me. I said the Sox used all their relievers through the first two games. Uh, they didn’t use Hector Santiago until today–and he looked great!
Paul Konerko is still tied with Frank Thomas for the 3rd most hits in Sox history.
Gordon Beckham with another nifty play, backing up 1st base and throwing out Jarrod Dyson in the 5th. And by going 4-4, Beckham is now hitting a robust .556.
Sox start a series against the Mariners Friday. Another two out of three wouldn’t be bad.
Oh yeah, went and saw “Olympus Has Fallen” and who’s in it? None other than former Sox number one pick Lance Broadway. I guess he got tired of bouncing around the minors. Unless he makes a comeback he’ll end his career with a 2-2 mark and an ERA of 5.24. Drafting him was not one of the Sox best moves unless he wins an Academy Award, then it was stroke of genius.