Unfortunately, today's game felt a LOT like yesterday's, and between falling out of first (again), scoring 4 runs in 3 games against one of the worst pitching teams in baseball, and the White Sox getting a .225 hitter (let me put it this way... given the choice right now, I think I might take Lillibridge over Youkilis, and maybe the Red Sox feel the same way). But one series or even one month does not a season make (just ask the Marlins right now). This team has played well below most of their abilities, in my opinion, and just needs to find some consistency. So, 3 positives?
1. Derek Lowe pitched A LOT better than he has, posting a quality start (3 runs in 8 innings). He's been getting blown out early lately, and I found this start very encouraging.
3. So yeah, Casey Kotchman and Carlos Santana now have the exact same batting average, but Santana's did go up today, He got a pinch hit and was unfortunately stranded on base. He's shown vague signs of coming around lately, even if he does still have that bizarre swing.