The Red Sox won again tonight against the White Sox, 6-3.
Jon Lester pitched well for most of the game, but ultimately gave up the lead. It's too bad for him, but that's what happens sometimes. Victor Martinez came in for Jason Varitek and added two hits. He's undoubtedly been everything the team thought he would be.
In other news, Wandy Rodriguez went up against Adam Wainwright tonight in St. Louis. It was no butt-kicking; the score was just 1-0 in favor of St. Louis on a freak double by Pujols (and I say that based on his HORRIBLE history against Wandy). It just wasn't Wandy's night either; unfortunately for him, the Astros' offense sucks compared to the Red Sox.
I predicted that Lance Berkman's return could be the spark that returned the Astros to contention. So far, that hasn't been borne out, in any way, shape, or form. The pitching has been spotty at times too. At the moment there are two rookies in the rotation, though, and I sure didn't expect that. But with Mike Hampton's struggles and the usual spate of injuries, Bud Norris and Yorman Bazardo have had to step up. Rookies being rookies, they haven't exactly done that. I'm not worried about either of them, though. And Bazardo isn't really a rookie anyway, though I'm not certain about his service time.