April was a bad month but the Red Sox really turned things around in May. So much so, that they now tied with the Yankees in first place in the AL East. It’s been quite the turn around but there’s still four months left to play.
Josh Beckett doesn’t have the win/loss record to go with it, but he’s been lights out. Take Sunday’s game for example. He went head to head against Justin Verlander and was outdueled in a 3-0 game. Still, he sits with a 1.90 ERA and his 63 strikouts aren’t anything to sneeze at. When you combine him with Jon Lester, you have one of the best one/two punches in baseball right now.
You also have to like David Ortiz’s turn around. Everybody on offense has stepped it up but he leads the team with 11 home runs. Adrian Gonzalez looks like the pick up through. He’s going to contend for a batting title and he’s already knocking on the door of 50 RBIs. There’s definitely some mashers on this team.
The Red Sox dropped their opener against the White Sox but they still have two more to play. Then they get a break before Oakland rolls into town. Next week is what I’m looking at though because the Red Sox hit the road and play the Yankees, Jays and Rays over a nine game, ten day stretch. Now that’s some baseball worth watching.
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