It doesn't take Bill James to tell you that this team is still not clicking. I can't believe I'm nervous about the starting pitching, but I am. The lineup, definitely around last night, hasn't started hitting consistently yet. And to say the bullpen makes me nervous is akin to saying that dropping acid might affect your driving ability.
And now here we are, playing 500 ball with the Yankees coming to town. Luckily, they seem to be off to the same type of start we are. If the weather holds out (is there a counter dance to the rain dance? Should I just do it in reverse?), the pitching matchups look like the series should go our way. I say we lose a heartbreaker in game one, the type of game we have two runners on, down by a run in the ninth. Saturday Beckett comes up big, since he's, you know, Josh Beckett. And Dice K continues to pitch well on Sunday as the bats get to Hughes early and often. These things SHOULD happen.
We'll just see if someone tells the Sox.