Tuesday, June 22, 2010

AL East Tightens Up

All of a sudden, with the All-Star Break on the horizon, the division is in a virtual tie. The Red Sox have used the inferior NL to gain ground and pile on the runs. They are 8-1 against the Phillies, Diamondbacks and Dodgers and averaged 6.9 runs per game while doing it. However, runs may be at a premium in the next couple of series. They have the Rockies and Giants up next. I wonder if they will manage to avoid Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Cain, and Tim Lincecum... not bloody likely. Hopefully they will take it to the Rays like last time in their last two contests before the All-Fart game. After the break, it will be back to bludgeoning the O's.

The Rays on the other hand are getting handled by the likes of the Marlins while going 3-7 in their last ten. The Yankees have pretty much held their own, but the Sox blistering pace has closed the gap; although, the Yanks will have a cushy schedule coming up once they finish their interleague play. They face the Mariners, Blue Jays, A's, and Mariners again before finally having to face the Rays at home.

With any luck we'll have an entertaining three team race in the division that goes down to the last week in the season. It's what was anticipated. Let's see if it delivers.

4 comments:

Dennis said...

Should we go back to the first week of the season and look at some crazed denouncements of Theo's offseason moves with the line-up, considering the Sox now lead the league in runs scored?

Dan said...

Whatever do you mean?

Joey said...

Also note my post where I told everyone in baseball that the season is over and that the Rays were unbeatable.

Peter said...

Every year the Red Sox fatten themselves on interleague play. The true test will come in late july in august since that is when the sox tend to slow down.