Friday, April 19, 2013
Support The Hub On Friday
The Red Sox completed a sweep in Cleveland on Thursday, taking the Tribe, 6-3, behind another stellar start from Jon Lester.
It's been an amazing start to 2013. Better than I could have hoped for.
The Sox are 7-1 on the road, and 11-4 overall. They lead the AL East by 2 1/2 games. Only the Oakland A's have a better record in the AL.
The pitching has been spectacular. The Red Sox starters have now allowed three or fewer runs by the starters in all 15 games so far. Every one of them have pitched at least five innings, except in the game in Toronto when John Lackey got hurt (and he pitched into the fifth). Going into last night, the Sox starters had an ERA of 2.30, and overall the staff ERA is 2.66.
And in sweeping our old friend Terry Francona and his Indians tonight, the current winning streak is at 6.
David Ortiz is expected to be activated on Friday, and Jackie Bradley Jr. is expected to be sent to Pawtucket. It was a rough go for the kid since the Sox left New York, but he will be back.
And Friday is "Wear Boston Day," in support of the great city of Boston and the marathon victims. Everyone is encouraged to wear something associated with the city, or the sports teams.
I will certainly do my part. It will be an emotional night at Fenway on Friday, as the Sox return home to play Kansas City, their first game in Boston since the devastating attack on Monday afternoon.