Red Sox All Beat Up

As well as the Red Sox have been playing, their recent tear may be put on hold — all of a sudden Clay Bucholz, Dustin Pedroia, and Victor Martinez have gone down to injuries. Same as ever with Bucholz, I hate him, but it hurts to lose a pitcher who has had so much success this year. In Martinez you lose your day in and day out catcher, as well as a huge bat in the Red Sox line-up. Honestly, I’m least concerned with this loss as I am confident in Jason Varitek playing well in Martinez’s absence. At this point in his career I think that Varitek knows his role — and as team captain especially, I think Varitek knows this is his chance to step up and shine for the Red Sox this year. Good play out of Varitek, especially if Martinez is to be out for a bit, may be crucial to Boston’s season. As for Pedroia, well he’s the most costly loss. He’s arguably our best hitter — in my eyes he is — as well as a crucial clubhouse personality.

At the very least, this will give some younger players a chance to step up and get in some valuable big league experience before the playoffs roll around. Time to step up, gentleman.

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4 responses to “Red Sox All Beat Up

  1. It’s going to be really tough for the Red Sox to overcome those injuries especially in the brutal AL East. They can’t go on any real bad streak cuz it might just put them right out of the race. I’m a big jays fan and it’s always frustrating playing in the AL east when you have a team that doesn’t contend year in and year out. Just beat the yanks plz and thank you

  2. Yea the balance of power in baseball is all screwed up due to the AL East. The Sox will try their best to deal with the Yankees, but I still don’t think they have the team to handle them in a 7 game series. At least you aren’t an Orioles fan.

    An updated list of current Red Sox injuries includes Pedroia, Martinez, Bucholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Mike Cameron, JD Drew, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Ouch.

  3. A. Rab Money

    players needing experience for the playoffs isnt a concern at this point, its staying in the race with the yanks and rays, and fighting to make the playoffs. i would worry about the post season if you get there. sometimes you red sox fans can really get ahead of yourselves.

  4. All three teams are dead in it at this point — in order to actually make the playoffs you need a long term point of view. Getting younger players experience is just that. You aren’t going to fall out of a race in June or the beginning of July. The Red Sox have already proved that they can make up games in the standings this year. Sometimes Yankees fans just aren’t intelligent.

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