It’s amazing how quickly things can change. The starting pitching had been lights out for five games in a row, and the last two nights, Wells and Clement haven’t been able to make it out of the fifth inning.
How can anyone know what to make of Wells at this point? Has he just gotten old overnight here, or is it simply a matter of a guy coming back from knee surgery and not having it his first time out there?
The next time Boomer takes the ball — Marathon Monday against the Mariners — it figures to be a must-see game.
With Clement, you’d just like to see some consistency. He was so good last time out in Baltimore, and tonight, he was the complete opposite. Is he always going to be one of those up and down guys, or can he take his game to a level he’s been seeking for a while?
The good news is that the front three of Schilling, Beckett and Wakefield is looking strong, very strong.
I’m sure the Red Sox aren’t too upset that Felix Hernandez isn’t pitching this weekend, but i’m kind of disappointed. I’d love to see this kid pitch. He’s supposed to be something. Oh well, they go to Seattle twice this year, so i’m sure we’ll see him at some point.