Unfortunately, we're finished playing the National League. Playing the National League has a fair bit to do with this winning streak, though more than anything this streak is attributed to playing all-around fundamental team baseball. Every player (except Tavarez) has contributed positively.
What do you guys think about Schilling and Beckett being left off the all star roster? See my thoughts here: All Things Zebster: Snub or blessing The fact that Mark Loretta made the team makes up for everything in my opinion.
Congrats to Bronson Arroyo and Freddie Sanchez on making the National League roster.
I think John Lester needs a boost of confidence. His last two outings he's thrown too many pitches early in the game because in my opinion he's giving too much credit to the hitters and not enough to his own outstanding stuff. I think he needs to go after hitters more and quit trying to make perfect pitches. He apparently has the best stuff in the Red Sox system, but that won't do him any good if he doesn't throw strikes and get ahead of hitters.
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