Today’s game is at 11:05 AM Eastern time, or 8:05 my time. That means I’m going to miss it, since I’m doing this post & a report on the adaptation of Moneyball to the big screen the night before.
- Clay Buchholz just seems to be getting better as he goes on. He dominated a hapless Tampa Bay Rays lineup with ease, and even came close to making a little bit of history. (Clay Buchholz flirts with no-hitter in shutout of Rays)
- Even Jarrod Saltalamacchia was a bit saddened by the break up of the no-no. He really wanted to catch one. That doesn’t happen very often… (No-hit bid just as important to Saltalamacchia)
- You’ve got stalwarts of the team, like Dustin Pedroia & Jon Lester. Then there’s the core four who just make the game fun. (Surprise 4 form Sox’ core)
- Since hindsight is always 20/20, I guess it doesn’t help to look back at the Jackie Bradley decision. Because he just hasn’t been talked about enough. Like, at all. (Why Putting Jackie Bradley On The Team Was The Right Move For All Involved)
- Y’know, Joel Hanrahan just hasn’t had the greatest of weeks. A couple blown saves and a hammy problem tend to put a damper on your spirits. (Joel Hanrahan sidelined with hamstring injury)
- Not only have the Boston Red Sox started off fantastically, even the Pawtucket Red Sox are off to a franchise-best 9-1 start. There’s some real talent on the farm, guys. (Maier’s 11th-inning bomb wins it)
- If you’re not a big fan of Shane Victorino, then, boy, is this list for you. In GIF form, no less! (The Worst of the Best: The Week’s Wildest Swings)
- “No bunts.” “A bunt is an out.” “Not even if the 3rd baseman is back?” “No bunting whatsoever.” And that fills my quota for Moneyball quotes today. (Joe Maddon: “I think the bunt is an overrated play”)
If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m going with a Daft Punk title theme this week. Mainly because I’m excited since this happened at Coachella.