Everyone ready for this Sox-Rangers series? Where we see the best Boston basher this side of our current 1st baseman in Nelson Cruz? Yeah. It’s gonna be an adventure.
- A win against each of the other four AL East teams. Strikeout rate above 9. But what does Clay Buchholz possess that helped get him those stats? Command. (Clay Buchholz Commands, Changes Way To Success)
- Cry, “cheater!”, and let slip the dogs of insinuation. As Buchholz added an achievement to his trophy case, someone had to try and crash the pitching party. (Buchholz named April’s best, accused of cheating)
- Small sample size alert! Take this with a grain of salt – even the writer says so – but wow, “stark” doesn’t even begin to describe the improvement. (A tale of two Aprils)
- Six innings of one-run ball and Ryan Dempster is dissatisfied?!? I like that mindset, good sir. You and your deceptive glove thing can keep doing what you’re doing. (Dempster ‘good enough’ against Blue Jays)
- It might be a year later then we wanted, but Andrew Bailey is finally making good with his role on the Red Sox. Thumb injury, schmumb injury! (Bailey making the most of his second chance with Red Sox)
- I feel bad for whoever had to face David Ortiz when he came off the DL. So far, there’s been no reported survivors. Look out for yourselves, AL East teams. (David Ortiz Shows He Might Be Division’s Biggest Difference Maker)
- Considering how Mike Napoli is destroying baseballs right now, and if he felt his happiest in Arlington, those bleacher seats better prepare for some dingers. (Mike Napoli ‘can’t wait’ for Texas return)
Also, this is awesome & still true today:
It’s May 1st and Daniel Nava has as many HR as Miguel Cabrera and Matt Kemp combined.
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) May 2, 2013