Re: The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold
posted at 4/29/2013 11:45 AM EDT
In response to FrankFromGL's comment:
Good morning to my good Red Sox friends on this forum.
Piling on wins against the cellar dwellar, Triple A Houston Astros, has been a lot of fool’s gold; you’ve been catching the worst team in MLB. My good friends, you’ve become too smitten with yourselves just because your Sox put some wins together in April.
Your Sox record when Lester and Buchholtz(who has never pitched 200 or more innings) is a pedestrian 9-7.
Moreover, your Sox offense has several key players with anemic batting averages:
Drew=.146; Gomes=.179; Middlebrooks=.202; Saltalamacchia= .239
And the mighty pitching staff? A closer look exposes its flaws; in fact it looks more like Minnie than Mighty.
First let’s examine your starting rotation. After your number one and two, you're saddled with end of the rotation pitchers. Lackey is a total unknown. Dempster is a NL finesse pitcher who dramatically failed last year in Texas. Doubront is totally inconsistent; he has an ERA= 4.24.
Next the highly touted bullpen. Miller ERA=4.76; Mortensen ERA=5.06; Hanrahan ERA=11.57; Wright ERA= 12.27 Aceves and Bard were demoted.
Remember no World Series Championships are passed out in April.
The Yankees "to their credit" have won game after game with guys that have been washed up for years. This by far has been the biggest surprise because their pitching is just at or above average at best.
We have a pretty good team on the field every day. When you get the strong all round pitching and play top notch defense like we have, winning comes often.
Not a huge surprise to me at all!