The Red Sox went 3-3 for the week beating the Astros last Sunday, taking two out of three from Toronto and dropping the first two games in Texas. The Sox record stands at 20-10 with a 1.5 game lead on the Yankees. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Good: Clay Buchholz is named AL Pitcher of the Month, dominates the Blue Jays and causes an international incident that leads to a steel cage match between Dennis Eckersley and Jack "Zip It" Morris.
David Ortiz has a 24 game hit streak that started last July. For the week Big Papi hit .421 with a homer and 9 RBI. Can he get divorced every week?
Manager John Farrell has been pushing the right buttons. His approach with the starting pitching is obviously apparent, but so is his handling of situations that would have caused clubhouse tumult under the previous manager. And for a moment just imagine He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in front of the cameras talking about Buchholz, foreign substances and gamesmanship. You would ...