April 9, 2007

Six Games In

With the small sample size caveat ...
          PA   AVG   OBP   SLG  OPS+
Lugo 27 .261 .320 .304 75
Youkilis 26 .217 .308 .348 82
Ramirez 26 .217 .308 .261 60
Ortiz 27 .217 .333 .565 145
Drew 26 .391 .440 .478 155
Lowell 25 .261 .320 .391 97
Varitek 19 .125 .211 .188 12
Crisp 22 .150 .227 .200 20
Pedroia 18 .313 .389 .313 98
.237 .315 .338 82
The bench of Hinske, Mirabelli, Pena and Cora is 1-for-8. The Sox have scored an average of 3.17 runs per game, tied with Kansas City and Texas for 11th in the AL; Only Oakland (3.14) is worse. The team is 8th in average, 9th in OBP and 12th in slugging.

Drew is 7th in the league in batting and tied for 3rd in hits. He has hit in all six games (the only Sock to do so). Lowell's 3 doubles is tied for the lead league with several other players, including Cleveland's Trot Nixon.
            IP   H  R  ER BB  SO  BF  ERA  ERA+
Schilling 11.0 12 6 6 3 11 47 4.91 86
Beckett 5.0 2 1 1 4 5 22 1.80 234
Matsuzaka 7.0 6 1 1 1 10 26 1.29 328
Wakefield 6.0 3 2 1 2 4 24 1.50 281
Tavarez 4.0 6 4 4 5 3 23 9.00 47

Okajima 4.0 2 1 1 1 2 15 2.25 187
Romero 2.2 6 3 3 0 1 14 10.13 42
Lopez 3.0 2 0 0 1 0 12 0.00
Pineiro 2.1 4 2 2 2 3 13 7.71 55
Snyder 2.1 1 1 1 0 1 9 3.86 109
Papelbon 2.2 0 0 0 0 5 8 0.00
Donnelly 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.00
51.0 44 21 20 20 46 217 3.53 119
Boston's ERA is 5th best (behind the Angels, Twins, A's and Royals). The Yankees are 11th (6.20).

The home opener is Tuesday afternoon against Seattle (.180/.211/.326 in three games). The Mariners had 4+ innings wiped out on Friday in Cleveland, after four snow delays totalling almost three hours. Doubleheaders scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday were snowed out. The teams will try to play two games again today, but there was at least a foot of snow on Jacobs Field yesterday afternoon.

<-- There was a bit of a typo on the Herald's webste on Friday. It's still there.

Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka flew back to Boston together on a rented private jet. Dice: "I'm very happy to go back to Boston early, because I haven't seen the new house in Boston." He added that he and Beckett were splitting the cost of the plane.

3 comments:

John said...

Big Papi seems to be heating up, which is good news!

Pokerwolf said...

I knew we were struggling to get hits, but I didn't know 'Tek was having such a hard time! Jeez!

Sean said...

Wednesday: King Felix vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka. Oh my lord, this could be epic.