Batters like Napoli (who is something like 0 for 17) and Brandon Snyder really need to either get glasses, or re-learn how to connect the bat with the ball... hubby and I cringe lately when they come up to bat.
The TB Rays are RED HOT, and have better pitching than the Red Sox, from what I've seen lately. Rays' outfielder Wil Myers is amazing. If Longoria recovers from that foot injury by the post-season, I think the Rays are going to be very hard to beat.
The Red Sox start a 4-game stand tonight at the also red-hot Kansas City Royals. In previous years, facing the Royals was like facing the current lowly Houston Astros. You expect a team like the Red Sox to win, if not sweep the series.
The Red Sox did not sweep the Astros (over the past 3 nights), and it was looking pretty dismal for the Sox last night until Stephen Drew hit a 3-run homer in the 9th.
Just my 2 cents...
I know..wth..the Astros?!
RED SOX fan for life! When I lived in Bean Town I lived on Boylston St. I could hear the games when I kept my window open..well...not really but the roar of the crowd!
In other news- some things never change. The Yankess suck!!!
As usual, Jon Lester had "difficulty" during the 1st inning. Kansas City quickly got a run on the scoreboard. Then Lester loaded the bases. In come two more runs... KC leads the Sox 3-0.
It took Lester 41 pitches to finally get out of the first inning.
Hardly the "ace" we need heading late into the season...
Super slumper Mike Napoli hit into a double play to end the game. Red Sox lose to the Royals 5-1.
Oh well... maybe tonight we'll have better luck with Peavy on the mound.