Here we are down the stretch and the box score tonight looks like one of those split squad games in spring training.
It’s safe to say that when the season began with images of playoffs dancing in our heads, we weren’t expecting Daniel Nava, Lars Anderson, Ryan Kalish, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Darnel McDonald, Josh Reddick, Yamaico Navarro and Scott Atchison to be big contributors.
But here they are.
And with it, the Red Sox got a sweep in Seattle… granted they resembled the Pawtucket Red Sox… but we can’t get picky.
The Red Sox clinched a winning record and if they split their next 16 games, they will be a 90 win team.
Well as long as the Red Sox keep winning and either the Yankees or Rays lose, there is a slight glimmer of hope.
ONE of the Yankees or Rays will lose tonight. I guess they are still alive. It’s not likely, but were the 2007 Rockies?
LET’S GO PAW SOX!
A nice, no doubt about it win (save for that inning where Robert Coello‘s major league debut left a lot to be desired) and Jon Lester matched his career high for wins.
Actually there was something a lot of fun about last night’s win.
Ryan Kalish, 22, hit a grand slam.
Josh Reddick and Yamaico Navarro are 23 and 22 respectively.
Lars Anderson, who seems like he has been a Sox prospect forever, finally made his big league debut. Lest we forget, he’s only 22.
And Lester, the grizzled veteran, is 26.
I like this kind of line up. I like holes being filled with young kids who want to win in the Red Sox uniform instead of picking the bones of other organizations.
Let’s have more wins like this shall we? And go into 2011 with a lot of questions answered with the response “We can fix that within the organization.”
Seriously… we all are impressed by how fast Pedroia came back. He’s a gamer. We love him. He’s our guy.
Now take away his spikes and say “See you in spring training.”
And yes, it is because the same foot is hurt.
This is nuts. Why risk injuring our MVP any further?
2010 is a lost cause. Even if the Sox play better than their current pace and win 92 or 93 games, they are still playing golf on the first full week of October.
As I wrote before
, 2011 looks promising provided Pedroia and Youk is healthy, Beckett pitches well and they let some of the kids play and fill some holes.
Let’s see what this kid Yamaico Navarro
can do in the infield. He’s supposedly a dynamic fielder. Let’s see his do his thing in the show.
He’s already the greatest Red Sox player named Yamaico.
So Dustin… nobody is questioning your heart. We’re questioning your foot.
And if the Red Sox don’t shut him down, I’ll be questioning their sanity!