Monday, July 03, 2006

Sox win 14 of last 16

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.

5 comments:

LittleCuz said...

That's true of Lester, but he has thrown well for a rookie, the confidence will come I think. As for Schilling and Beckett being left off, Schilling I don't get, he's thrown well enough to have 12 wins, but Beckett I can see, his wins totals are deceptive, he's some bad outings and given up too many dingers in my opinion.

Hey don't forget to vote for Nomar in the national league last chance vote!!!

Zebster said...

What's that that AA always tells Bro about Trot?
Oh yeah, F Nomar!

LittleCuz said...

Oh that is harsh.....

Zebster said...

I couldn't help myself. I'm torn about the guy but he does deserve to be named an all star.

Karen said...

Love Nomar!