Found May 16, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
So, when you get a plethora of injured outfielders, a pitcher who would rather golf than pitch sometimes and a rookie who is threatening to take over third base, what do you have? Well, the Boston Red Sox of course. 2012 has started out the same way for Boston that 2011 did, slow. The expectations of last year were perhaps much greater as the acquisitions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez were supposed to be monumental, but only Gonzalez has produced as Crawford remains injured. With the way the AL East has been going, Baltimore and Tampa Bay are going nowhere else but up. Who would have thought going into mid-May that the Red Sox would be battling the New York Yankees to get out of the cellar? Not me certainly. The one thing that has plagued Boston so far is what has hurt many teams, pitching. The Red Sox pitching staff sits at 28th overall in ERA at 4.89. Jon Lester leads the Sox in ERA at 3.71 and WHIP at 1.27 while Clay Buchholz leads the team in wins with...
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