**1) Beckett - Out hurt.**

2) Lester- struggled today.

3) Buch- out for most of the year.

4) Dice-K- out for almost teh whole year.

5) Lackey- "out of it" for most of the season.

6) Bedard- Out hurt now.

7) Wake- Healthy, but struggling.

8) Miller- Healthy, but following his career norms.

9) Weiland- forced into action before "his time".

We basically are going with our number 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9 starters.

Good pitching wins games. As the season heads into August and September, pitching makes an even bigger difference. Unless Beckett and/or Bedard come back soon, we are in trouble. I'm glad we opened up such a big lead on TB a few weeks ago. I still have complete faith we will win the WC slot.

Bos TB

2 Tor 3@Bal

4 TB 4@Bos

4 Bal 4@NYY

3 @NY 3 Tor

3 @Bal 3 NYY

Sox have 10 at Home/6 Away

TB has 11 Away/6 Home (but have played better away so far this year)

Summary:

We have 4 vs each other.

We have 7 vs Bal/ TB has 3

We have 3 vs NYY/ TB has 7

We have 2 vs Tor/ TB has 3

The variance is basically we have 4 more vs Bal, TB has 4 more vs NYY and 1 more vs Tor.

I still like our odds, and once we get in the playoffs, IMO we will spring back to life.

2) Lester- struggled today.

3) Buch- out for most of the year.

4) Dice-K- out for almost teh whole year.

5) Lackey- "out of it" for most of the season.

6) Bedard- Out hurt now.

7) Wake- Healthy, but struggling.

8) Miller- Healthy, but following his career norms.

9) Weiland- forced into action before "his time".

We basically are going with our number 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9 starters.

Good pitching wins games. As the season heads into August and September, pitching makes an even bigger difference. Unless Beckett and/or Bedard come back soon, we are in trouble. I'm glad we opened up such a big lead on TB a few weeks ago. I still have complete faith we will win the WC slot.

Bos TB

2 Tor 3@Bal

4 TB 4@Bos

4 Bal 4@NYY

3 @NY 3 Tor

3 @Bal 3 NYY

Sox have 10 at Home/6 Away

TB has 11 Away/6 Home (but have played better away so far this year)

Summary:

We have 4 vs each other.

We have 7 vs Bal/ TB has 3

We have 3 vs NYY/ TB has 7

We have 2 vs Tor/ TB has 3

The variance is basically we have 4 more vs Bal, TB has 4 more vs NYY and 1 more vs Tor.

I still like our odds, and once we get in the playoffs, IMO we will spring back to life.