Eye of the Hurricane

April 7, 2011

AL East Woes

Filed under: Major League Baseball — eadeutsch @ 5:43 pm
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The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have lost their first six games of the season.  They lost three in the opening series against the Orioles, two to the Angels, and lost today to the Chicago White Sox.

BJ Upton and Sam Fuld, who played the past three seasons as a benchwarmer for the Cubs, are the only two Rays batting over .300.  Manny Ramirez is batting .059, and Johnny Damon has a batting average of .053.

The Red Sox lost to the 6-0 Rangers and the below-average Indians.  Boston will open up play at Fenway Park tomorrow for a weekend series against the Yankees.  It won’t be an easy series for the Sox, and could spell deep trouble for the team if they go into an 0-9 hole.

Adrian Gonzalez is the only Boston ballplayer hitting above .300.  Carl Crawford, the prized pick-up of the Red Sox, is batting .174 and has two more strikeouts (6) than he does hits.

The good news for both teams is that from April 11-13th the Red Sox and Rays will play each other at Fenway.  One team will have to win the series, and it will likely be a foundation for one of the teams to begin a run.  The Rays are still a deep and talented team, and the Red Sox may very well be World Series Champions at the end of this season.  Fortunately for fans, the season is 162 games long, giving us plenty of time for teams to respond to slow starts.

1 Comment »

  1. Excellent use of the strikethrough feature on “Devil” in Devil Rays lol.

    Comment by davidfurones — April 10, 2011 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

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