Links 4-30-2010: OF progress, Papelbon, pitch counts
April 30, 2010 4 Comments
Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury are making progress, though not quickly enough for Red Sox Nation. It helps that Darnell McDonald has played a decent center field and hit well in their absence.
Jonathan Papelbon was not available to pitch Tuesday because of tightness in his back. Let’s hope that it goes back to normal.
Brian MacPherson notes that Terry Francona has not been shy about letting his starters go well beyond the 100-pitch mark, even early this season. Personally, I think there has been a backlash against pitch counts in general, and that 100 pitches is a bit too conservative for many pitchers.
Did you know that the Red Sox are the second-most despised team in baseball? This is according to a computer program that “reads” negative public opinions on the Internet. If you know Boston fans, this ranking should not surprise you. Rather than most hated teams, I think you’re looking at a list of the most negative fans on the Internet.