Phew. I had forgotten what one of these was like. For the first time in three weeks, there is no Red Sox game today. It’s a nice time for a little break, so I hope everyone enjoys it.
The Sox just came off a winning road trip. They went 5-3 in Tampa, Philly, and Baltimore. I guess it’s up to you to decide if that’s better than a trip to Kansas City and Seattle. Baltimore is leading the division, although nobody actually considers them a first place team. Tampa is second in the East. While many people think they’re actually a second place team, I think they’re the most overrated team in the league. Philly is last place at the moment, but there’s a lot of talent over there. Beating up on Cliff Lee was a nice aspect of the trip. No matter what you think of the quality of the opponent, a 5-3 road trip is always welcomed.
The Sox have a nice weeklong homestand in front of them. They get to play Tampa again. They have done very well against the Rays this season. So, I see no reason for that not to continue. They follow that up with four against the Tigers. The Sox actually have a better record than the Tigers this season. But, they’re still a scary team. Going 4-3 during this stretch should be doable. It would also put the Sox above the .500 level entering June.
I can’t wait.