The Red Sox are hot. The Red Sox are back.
But first we have to get to news that broke today. David Price is going on the IL with elbow tendinitis.
David Price placed on injured list with left elbow tendinitis, @RedSox announce. He had been scheduled to start tomorrow. His 3.75 ERA is the best among Boston’s season-opening starting rotation. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 6, 2019
Anything with the elbow isn’t good. He didn’t look bad in his last start. Look bad as in, didn’t look like he was pitching in any pain. I hope this isn’t anything serious. Price has been one of the Red Sox best pitchers this season and not just recently. Maybe we’ll get more news on this later from Alex. For now we just have to wait and not panic too much.
Getting back to the week in review, the Red Sox are so close to finally getting back to .500 and it only took a little over a month to do. And a big reason for that is the pitching. The pitching, both starters and relievers have been great. That awful run difference that the Red Sox had is now not in the negatives anymore, which is great.
Another reason for the Red Sox success is the arrival of the ICE HORSE himself, Michael Chavis. Bursting on the scene he has made a big impact in this lineup. Six home runs already in forty eight at bats, this kid is tearing the cover off the ball. He has played so well that once Brock Holt and Pedey get back from their rehab stints, Cora is going to have to find a way to keep Chavis in the lineup. Because you aren’t going to send him back down unless he starts to struggle really badly. It helps that he can play third and first along with second base. Maybe swap him with Devers and Moreland here and there. Because if he keeps hitting moon bombs then he has to play.
Winning seven out of their last eight, the Red Sox are one of the hottest teams in baseball. If they can keep that going in Baltimore the next three days, which they should, then they’ll have tons of momentum going into the Seattle series this weekend.
I also want to give a little shoutout to Brandon Workman. He has been really great this year. He’s only given up two hits all year. He has quietly been one of the most underrated bullpen arms this year. Guy doesn’t get enough credit, at least in in my opinion.
Chris Sale looked good in his last start. Velocity was around ninety four, while isn’t ninety seven, it’s better then what it was his four starts or so. With injuries to Price and Eovaldi, he has to be the Sale of old.
But yeah the Red Sox are back. Even though two of their starters are hurt. And honestly I don’t think that some of the players not going to the White House Thursday is a big deal. If you do, more power to you. I just think everyone is overreacting about it. I know it’s a “tradition” but come on. Lets stop talking about it.
Go Red Sox!
Oh and Go Bruins!