Thursday, June 21, 2007


In an article about Curt Schilling's injury, the New York Times stated the following:
The Red Sox, who used 14 starting pitchers in 2006, have ridden a superb rotation of Schilling, Beckett, Tim Wakefield, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Julián Tavárez to a comfortable lead despite lackluster production from the sluggers David Ortiz and Manny Ramírez. (emphasis mine)

After an admittedly slow start, Manny Ramirez has reverted to... well, Manny Ramirez. His lackluster production so far: .300/.401/.498. Also, he has three homers in the last four games. How dare he produce so lacklustery.

David Ortiz is another story. He has sucked this season, to the tune of .332/.449/.613. Ortiz is third in the AL in on-base percentage. He is third in the AL in slugging percentage. If that is sucking, imagine what Derek Jeter is doing. All those t-shirts were right after all!

Yeah, these guys have been real problems for the Red Sox. Its amazing they've been able to win at all.

OK, I'm done now. Good night.

1 comment:

mattymatty said...

Ortiz is actually second in the AL in on-base percentage. Ordonez is first at .459. Ortiz is at .449.

He still sucks though.