Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Dustinpedroia

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.

 

Lineup

Dustin Pedroia: Pedey wasn't spectacular in the series and did have a hit-less game 2, but 2 homers in the series and the show of determination is a rare sight among this team.

Mauro Gomez: Mauro has not had much playing time as of late. He came in as a pinch hitter for Kalish and went 2-for-2, with a 2-run homer, and RBI single. That is a nice way to make a case for more PT.

Everyone else: I hate to keep doing this, but there is no one (other than Pedey...mostly) that is consistent and making a difference in the lineup. The team was 4-for-17 with runners in scoring position in the series, a great way to follow up a 3-for-22 series with RISP. Well, it IS an improvement, but it is not good enough.

Starting Pitching

Clay Buchholz was the only Sox' pitcher that gave them a shot to win. Doubront couldn't make it past 4, and Dice-K blew it out of the gate. It is painful to watch the starters.

Bullpen

There were more good performances than bad, but the bad ones stood out. Mortensen, Carpenter, and Hill pitched a great 4 innings in game 1 before Bard gave up a 2-run homer and walked 1. Very similar situation in game 2 when Aceves, Miller, and Melancon pitched a solid 5 2/3. That lead to a 3-hit, 1 run inning for Padilla, then Bailey's 9th where he surrendered a 2 hits, one 3-run homer, and walked one. Tazawa ended the series with a solid 1/3 of an inning. Still, not enough to feel good about the 'pen.

Managing

I have run out of things to say about Bobby, other than I can't wait for his departure from Boston.

 

Overall

They were swept by the Blue Jays, again, and now have sole possession of last place. I'm sure you're feeling great about your Red Sox.

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