All it took was a weekend! The Red Sox moved from the bottom of the pack to third in the AL East. They are now 10 – 11 which is half a game behind .500!
If you were worried at the beginning of the season, no need to be worried now. In the past 10 games, only two teams in the MLB have 8 or more wins… the Boston Red Sox (5 straight wins) and the Florida Marlins (1 straight win), making Boston the hottest team in the MLB despite their slow start. Finally winning away games was something that plagued the team and the road record is now 5 – 7.
The next series for Boston is Tuesday 4/26/11 against the Baltimore Orioles who are now in last place with a record of 8-12.
Jed Lowrie earned a spot in the lineup after starting the season with 22 hits in 51 at bats (.431 average).
Go Sox, keep up the good work!
Opening day. The day where some teams are undefeated and some teams are winless. Being from New England… I am much looking forward to opening day at Fenway Park. Although there are no guarantees, the start of baseball in New England typically means no more snow. Here it is, April 1st, 2011 and we are expecting up to 12 inches of snow in New England. The general consensus… ENOUGH ALREADY, we just started getting rid of the snow we already had!
Who knows how long it will last…
So the Red Sox will take on the Texas Rangers today for the Rangers home opener. The Rangers made a good push last year and had a chance at a World Series trophy! Good for them! This year, they are without some of the key cogs from last year but still have a solid team. Keep an eye on them this season, they should be fired up all season.
Many people are saying the Red Sox are the team to beat in the AL and could win 100 + games this season. Injuries will be the determining factor there! A healthy Red Sox team will be a successful Red Sox team.
The biggest question for the Sox is in the shortstop position. Marco Scutaro will be starting there this season and although everyone loves Jed Lowrie, the management has to consider the young, Jose Iglesias, Pawtucket’s star shortstop.
Oh yeah, and the Fenway Park opener is 1 week away against the New York Yankees!
Jed Lowrie has entered the 2011 season with the understanding that he will not be playing the same position every day.
In fact, the infielder may not even be playing every day — a
condition that he has come to terms with considering the depth of the
team that he is playing for.
“I don’t think it’s because I don’t have the ability to be an
everyday player, it’s just that this is a really good team with
All-Stars at pretty much every position,” Lowrie said in an interview
with Don Orsillo. “I’m still young in my career and I
know that I’ll get my opportunity and I’m looking forward to being the
productive baseball player that I know I’m capable of being.”