Thursday, May 1, 2008

The more things change

…the more they stay exactly the same. Hey, it’s a cliché for a reason, right?

For the third time in two games, a Sox player hit a single with the winning run on second. Jason Andrew Varitek's single last night gave the Sox two wins in a row on the last play. Simply amazing.

There are a couple ways to look at what has happened the last couple games with the Sox. The pessimist grumbles that the Sox are getting lucky. They can’t expect to get pitching like they’ve been getting. That if they don’t score more runs than they’ve been getting, they’re in deep trouble. And, that’s probably all true.

I, on the other hand, like to look at the way things are going well. It’s great to see the pitchers carry the team a little when they need it. I can certainly imagine that the offense will save their butts later in the year. What gets lost sometimes is that averages don’t mean, “usually happens”. So, if you average 5 runs a game, you won’t score 5 runs every game. You’ll get shut out sometimes, and you’ll score ten runs sometimes. It comes with the territory. Right now, the Sox are in a stretch of scoring a run or two. It will be offset eventually with a run of double digit run totals. I don’t mind waiting until that happens. It’s the mark of how good this team is that they’re still winning during this lean stretch.

The line-up will gel soon. And, then, watch out!

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