So far it’s been a disappointing season for the defending World Series champ Boston Red Sox. However, after a positive home stand, and the end of the Grady Sizemore experiment, the team (34-38) is showing some life with David Ortiz and Mike Napoli both going yard in last night’s win over Minnesota.
John Lackey said, “For our two big guys to hit a couple dingers late like that could give us some momentum heading into the road trip.”
Now comes a real test with a road-trip out west to face the Oakland A’s, which last night won for the 15th time in 20 games to extend its league leading record to 44-28.
The bad new is the series begins with Jake Peavy (1-4, 4.53) facing Scott Kazmir (8-2, 2.05 ERA), who said, “Stuff-wise, consistency, yeah, I would say this is the best I’ve felt.”
While both teams are 6-4 in the last 10 games vs. the money line, Oakland is a commanding 21-14 as a home team vs. money line and 20-11 as home favorite vs. the money line. A wise man once said, “a winning ticket is a winning ticket.” Look for the A’s to keep rolling over the Red Sox.