Nicks Notes GAME #2

Let the hysterics begin! The Sox looked flat out horrendous. I stopped watching after the 6th. I wish for once we can get off to a fast start but I guess that just wouldn’t be in true Sox fashion.

The Good

  • Not a lot to talk about here. Adrian Gonzalez collected 2 hits but that was about it.

The Bad

  • The offense. The offense was absolutely obsolete. They weren’t even doing the small things like advancing the runners. I was surprised with the Sox down 2-0 that Valentine didn’t have Aviles move Salty over with a bunt. Salty doubled to start the 3rd and instead of bunting him over Valentine let him swing away. He grounded out and Salty was held at second. The Sox did not score in the inning.
  •  Josh Beckett looked good. If you subtract the 5 home runs he would’ve almost qualified for a quality start.
  • Fatty Albers. Got destroyed in his .2 inning appearance.
  • Kevin Youkilis. Holy shit does he look lost. I think it’s a huge cause for concern. He has struck out 4 times in only 7 AB’s and had a HORRENDOUS spring. Will Middlebrooks is definitely the third basemen of the future as I completely expect Youk to be traded or let go via free agency.

PS. Is there a better 3-4 combo than Cabrera/Fielder?

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