Thursday, May 28, 2009

Red Sox Wild in Latest Lost

Six wild pitches?! C'mon man. Can anyone explain to me what Diasuke is afraid of. He looks scared to pitch to contact and just nibbles the Red Sox to death. If I were Jason Varitek (who didn't catch last night), I would only call fast balls. In, out, up, down. Just locate the fast ball and pound the strike zone. Daisuke (I'm not using Dice-K anymore until he learns how to pitch) has too much going on with his pitches. Because he works on so many, none of them are spectacular and none of them are an 'out' pitch that he can go to.

This crumby performance by Matsuzaka plus the fact that Jon Lester doesn't look right is very disturbing. Josh Beckett hasn't performed great either to be honest. People keep talking about the Red Sox pitching depth, but it doesn't count if everyone is mediocre.

2 comments:

Joey said...

Yes, the starting pitching hasn't been the best, but apparently Buchholz has found the magic again, nearly throwing a perfect game last week and Smoltz has also been sharp in AA. You guys might want to check the Rock Cats schedule and see if he is coming into town. Looking at the big picture 1/3 of the way through the season, the Sox still have basically the best record in the AL. Do they have to improve? Yes. Do they need another bat? Yes. But they also have the benefit of having a stocked farm system and about $100 million to spend before August.

Dennis said...

In his first start off the DL he allowed 3 runs in 5 innings, I don't think it is time to panic.