Errors Plague Red Sox: Streak Ends at 11

Alex PotterCorrespondent IApril 29, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 26: Jacoby Ellsbury #46 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after stealing home against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park April 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. Jacoby Ellsbury recorded the first steal of home by a Red Sox player in 10 years.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

What a past streak of eleven games it has been for the home town faithfuls, but all good things must come to an end right? Despite the Cleveland Indians winning the battle, they will not win the war.

The Boston Red Sox will look to put the three error performance they had on Tuesday night behind them, as they will send Jon Lester, the reliant lefty, to the mound to oppose Fausto Carmona.

This is looking to become not only a battle of young pitching, but this will determine whether or not the Red Sox streak was just a fluke. Defensive measures will have to be taken up a notch, especially at the shortstop position.

Regardless, the team has been amazing. Experts say that momentum wins ballgames, so does that mean Cleveland will take this series from the Sox, thus ending a really great stretch? I do not think so.

Let's break down stats from the last 11 wins for the Red Sox:

Since the streak started, the team has batted .314, they have scored 83 runs, averaging 7.5 runs per game, and they have 55 extra-base hits.

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Since the streak started, the pitching has also been extraordinary, only allowing five home runs, with a team ERA of 3.00, and have only allowed an opponent batting average of .225.

Good times are not behind us Boston fans, the road games are killing us this season but hopefully we can rebound and regain consciousness from this bump in the road which will be the "Road To 100 Wins". Unlike the naysayers out there, I am still saying this is possible, and I will stick with this all season until it happens.


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