29 May 2011

Games 52/53 @ Detroit

Buchholz vs. Oliver again. It's 2-0 after 1 1/2 innings. Ellsbury doubled and stole third, and Evil Bert got him in with a sac fly. Oliver escaped further damage, but Cameron hit a solo HR in the second (an encouraging sign).

Beckett will take on Verlander at 7:05pm.

28 May 2011

Game 52 @ Detroit (7:10 pm)

Clay Buchholz (3.30 ERA) vs. Andy Oliver (first 2011 appearance)

Believe it or not, it's nearly June and we're nearly a third of the way through the season. But there is no better place to be, looking down at the Yankees (who face Felix Heranandez tonight at 10pm) and the rest of the AL East.

In his last five games (since the Sox began this roadtrip), Carl Crawford is 11 for 19 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 9 runs. His batting average has jumped from .215 to .245, and his OPS from .547 to .664.