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It's either that, or an excuse. Of course, with Felix Doubront sidelined and Alfredo Aceves firmly in the bullpen, the Sox are left turning to Tim Wakefield. Not exactly the best case scenario.
No surprise there. Even a few years from now I'd still accept the possibility of getting some semblance of the Lackey of old for league minimum.
I dunno. Seven walks, under five innings. Seems about right to me.
Albers hasn't been as good as his ERA suggests. This most of you would guess. But here's the surprise: he's still been pretty great. Walks are down, strikeouts are up, and the result is a lot fewer runs on the board. Small sample size, sure. But go figure that it's the
Temper thy expectations. While Salty's Sunday performance was enough to bring his OPS up over .600 on the month, any single homer is going to make a big splash in a small sample size. Varitek has actually looked good on the month, but that's likely to go away the second he starts to play more. Make no mistake, catching is still just as big an issue as ever forthe Sox.
I'm OK with this so long as we aren't counting catchers or pitchers.
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"We'll take him, thanks." -- Every Red Sox fan alive.
In which Jeff Sullivan points out there might be a bit too much "Jose Bautista is the best player ever" stuff.