With the obvious disclaimer that it’s just the first week of May, things aren’t looking so great for the Boston Red Sox at the moment.
The biggest problem continues to be starting pitching, which has been worse than likely even the most pessimistic observer had feared. Seemingly every night they’re getting lit up, and while the offense has generally been OK, last night saw their best hitter thus far, Hanley Ramirez exit the game with a shoulder injury.
Real bad, real quick: Hanley Ramirez injury punctuates Red Sox problems – Rob Bradford looks at how just about everything has gone wrong thus far.
Red Sox-Yankees series a tale of two bullpens – As Alex Speier tells us, the bullpen hasn’t been great, either.
Weak pitching, light hitting land Sox in cellar – Scott Lauber has the scuffling Sox trying to figure things out.
Sox season could hinge on length of Ramirez’s absence – Sean McAdam says that the rest of the season might be in jeopardy if Ramirez is out for a while.
For Hanley Ramirez, health has always been easy come, easy go – Gordon Edes is pessimistic on Ramirez returning anytime soon.
If you want some memories of better times with the Red Sox, may I recommend:
It’s out today. Enjoy.
Speaking of books being released, we should expect the Wells Report sometime this week, right? While @SharksofVegas has been adamant from the beginning that the investigation was not focused on the Patriots, the comments of Roger Goodell recently have me thinking that he’s going to whack the team no matter what. He also misses the point completely by saying he’s not going to apologize for the investigation, because the investigation itself was never the issue. The issue was the slanted leaks from the NFL offices which made the Patriots look guilty, even if Goodell continues to insist that no judgments were made.
I know nothing about Alcohol rehab, so I should probably stop here, but does it strike anyone else as strange that John Dennis has been Tweeting from rehab? And that he’s claiming to be in the “homestretch” after only two weeks?
Welcome To The 2015 Sports Radio Draft – The website SportsRadioPD had 32 sports radio program directors across the country select who they would wish to start their station with.
A few interesting notes:
WEEI Program Director (and NY Sports fan) Kevin Graham picked Mike Francesa at #8
Former WEEI afternoon host Mike Salk, selected 98.5’s Fred Toucher at #13
Bruce Gilbert at Cumulus/Westwood One-Dallas picked Rich Shertenlieb at #32.
No other locals were involved.
Finally, NESN interviewing “Darth Vader” while the Red Sox were getting destroyed last night might well be a low point in the network’s history.