Boston's Slow Start Cannot be Blamed on Japan Trip

Steve WilkinsContributor IApril 6, 2008

Many people are blaming the Japan trip as the reasons for the Red Sox downfall to Toronto.

If you look at the final three spring training games, you will notice that Japan isn’t the case because those final three games gave the everyday starters a chance to breathe easy and take time off.

Watching the game today against Toronto, all the Sox have to do is get runners on to win games instead of solo homers and be solid in defense like they were in 2007.

That’s the key to winning and getting back on track.