May 26, 2010

Start Me Up

A week of starts:
                      IP  H  R BB  K
0519 vs Min Buchholz 8 5 2 1 7
0520 vs Min Lester 9 6 2 0 9
0521 at Phi Lackey 5 6 4 5 3
0522 at Phi Matsuzaka 8 1 0 4 5
0523 at Phi Wakefield 8 5 0 2 1
0524 at Tam Buchholz 6 6 1 1 8
0525 at Tam Lester 6 1 0 5 9
Two one-hitters in the last four days (historic) -- against the two teams with the best winning percentages in MLB. The starters have allowed one earned run over their last 28 innings.

Last 30 games:
Rays       21   9
Red Sox 19 11
Blue Jays 17 13
Yankees 15 15
Orioles 12 18
Jacoby Ellsbury felt discomfort on his left side before last night's game and had a CT scan and some X-rays. Terry Francona: "He got a little nervous. ... Is it related [to his fractured ribs]? It's hard to imagine it's not. It was in a different area, a little bit over to the side."

The Red Sox kept Darnell McDonald on the roster and instead DFA'd Scott Atchison. ... Victor Martinez is surprised at how well his toe is healing -- he was able to wear a sneaker and take BP -- though he will likely not play tonight. ... Josh Beckett played long-toss, threw a little bit from a mound, and may have a bullpen session on Friday.

In Minnesota: "Let's go, squirrel!"


Tom DePlonty said...

Lester is so good that after a start where he holds them scoreless for six innings, people say things like "he didn't really have his best stuff, he was struggling a little..."!

FenFan said...

It is amazing when you step back and realize that the starting pitching has been that good over the past week. One can only hope that Lackey catches "the fever" and continues the trend tonight.

Point well-made, Tom Deplonty!