Hollywood Liberal Elite Globalist
- Sep 1, 2011
Interesting to see the offense take off this way. It will be interesting to see where they settle in b/c the tear they're on right now is insane. 100 runs in 13 games is (7.7 rpg), obviously, not what they're going to do all season. But, by the same token, JBJ and Pierce have been atrocious even during this stretch, Mookie's numbers (as good as he's been lately) are still down in terms of his overall pace from where they were last year, JD hasn't hit for much power, etc. Obviously a bunch of that has been offset by Moreland hitting homers on a pace to put up 40 for the season (won't happen), Chavis going off (won't continue to hit at this pace), Devers blowing up (he could even get better when we see the power come around, which it will), and Vazquez quietly putting up decent numbers at the bottom of the lineup.The Red Sox are really starting to rake after a stretch of mediocrity. Now if they can get some decent consistency out of their starting pitching they should be fine.
Sale threw 7 innings in spring training.
It's amazing how predictable the AL is. I would suggest that perhaps Cleveland/Minnesota will be at least in contention for one of the wild cards at least into August and maybe to the end, but ultimately you already know that there are basically six teams in play (TBR, NYY, BOS, MIN, CLE, HOU) and maybe, just maybe, someone from the west makes a strong run at some point like OAK last year.Sale threw 7 innings in spring training.
The team didn’t want him to waste bullets thus his arm wasn’t ready to start the year.
The more he has thrown the more velocity he has gotten.
Sale doesn’t need 96-100 on his fastball but he needs mid 90s and he has thrown 94-96 his last 4 starts and now his slider works with that velocity.
Sale will be fine.
Sox aren’t as good as last year but the 3 AL East teams will likely make the playoffs and 2 of them will battle in the one game playoff.
The Astros are likely going to get the 1 seed so the AL East Wild card winner will play them best of 5.