Hopefully the Red Sox can celebrate with a victory today. They've got a quick turnaround after last night's late extra inning game. Bobby V has shuffled the lineup pretty significantly.
Two former Rockies face off in today's game, both Cook and Jason Hammel of the Orioles played together for Colorado. Many players from each team have good career numbers against the pitcher they are facing.
The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games against the Orioles and 19-18 over the last 3 seasons. That should tell you all you need to know about the state of our baseball team. For anyone who believes that the Sox have more talent or are a better team than the Orioles right now, the record says otherwise. Any excuses used to explain it away are just that, excuses. It was mid May last year when this team took off. If the Sox are going to compete for the division or a playoff spot in 2012 they need to start playing winning baseball and soon. The "it's early" argument still holds true, but it's starting to run out.