Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Patriots' Day!

The only morning start time on the 2011 MLB schedule is, of course, the annual Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park. JD Drew is hitting leadoff for the Sox. I may be the only one, but I like this move. Even while struggling, Drew's patient approach allows him to see a lot of pitches, and hitting first he may feel less pressure to be aggressive with men on base. Drew's OBPs have remained high throughout his Red Sox career even when his power has slumped, so this may be the best way to get both Drew and Crawford going.

*UPDATE - And a triple to lead off is certainly a good way to make it look like a genius move.

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