Sunday, June 15, 2008

Past, Present and Future

Well, this certainly has proven to be a resilient team. They haven't lost a series since the May13-15 games with the Pirates of all people. Injuries keep piling up, but somehow, so do the wins. I know this will sound crazy, but I think the upcoming series agaisnt the Royals is HUGE. A few reasons
1. The Royals are bad. They are like the Poland of the American League. We need to win at least 2 of 3, but I'm hoping for a sweep.
2. Following them is a nine game road set of the interleague variety. Three at the best team in baseball Boston, three at a suddenly hot Detroit team, and three again with the Royals. Not an impossible task, but 4 out of 9 would be good. Detroit has owned us the last couple of years (at least in regular season!).
3. Our next home game after the Royals set isn't till June 30th with the Mets. We should be getting healthier by that time, but it's going to be a patchwork team till then at the earliest, and it's important to beat the one bad team we'll be playing over that period.

Overall, were are again at a season-high 13 games over .500. If we can stay at that level or at worst 10 games over by June 30th, I'll feel really good about the rest of the season. Really good.


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