Wednesday, April 30, 2008

4-30-08: Sox 3 - Twins 4

April 30, 2008 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Some days you're hot, some days you're not.

These days the Sox offense seems to be just enough to lose. They look like they are in a lazy funk. I understand that teams go through that at some point during the season. It's just frustrating on the fans. I'm sure it's more frustrating on the players themselves.

I can see A.J., in particular, slamming his bat down every time he pops up. I see a frustrated team that is going to break out with an offensive explosion soon. Hopefully, that will happen this weekend in Toronto.

As for the offense, Brian Anderson seems to be getting more consistent as he gets more at-bats. Jim Thome is climbing out of his funk. Nick Swisher seems to always find a way on base. Those are all good signs that things will improve soon enough.

The good:
Brian Anderson was 3 for 4.

Matt Thornton pitched two scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts.

The bad:
Seven batters left on base for the Sox.

Joe Crede was 0 for 4.

The ugly:
Orlando Cabrera was 0 for 4 and left 4 on base.

Nick Masset balked.

It's surprising to me that Carlos Quentin is tied for the American League lead in home runs. He is also one bases loaded hit by pitch away from establishing a new modern day record. It's good to see Toby Hall getting his hits. He had another one today. This is from someone who was 0 for Spring Training. Let's go get them in Canada!

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