Red Sox - 010 000 000 - 1 6 0 Tigers - 001 030 00x - 4 5 0The flu bug has extended its reach into the Red Sox broadcast booth. NESN's Dave O'Brien had to abandon the microphone in the sixth inning. Jerry Remy took over for a bit before Tom Caron called the rest of the game remotely from NESN headquarters.
Does anyone else feel that some Boston sportswriter will take that factoid [scoring in only x of x innings] as evidence that the team's post-Papi offense is in serious trouble and that fans should - with 98.1% of the season still to be played, mind you - begin panicking?Rob Bradford, WEEI, today:
To make a judgment about anything regarding the Red Sox following their 4-1 loss to the Tigers Saturday would be silly. ...So, after admitting it is silly and unfair to judge the performance of the Red Sox lineup after only four games, Bradford promptly judges the performance of the Red Sox lineup after only four games.
In four games, they have now scored in just four of their 39 innings. ...
This isn't a second-guess. Throughout the offseason, heading into spring training, it was a genuine concern that the Red Sox didn't have solutions for key elements in the lineup. ...
Once again, it's not fair to judge how good this team is after these four games ...
Holt, DHMookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez are still ill.