Joe Kelly's Dominant Start Earns Him MVP Honors During The R
about 5 days ago.
Updated about 5 days ago.
Alex recaps the Red Sox's first week, which included series wins over the Phillies and Yankees. The MVP of the week goes to Joe Kelly, whose dominating seven-inning effort Saturday was exactly what the Red Sox needed following a nearly seven-hour, 19-inning affair Friday night. Overall – Buchholz's disastrous outing against the Yankees Sunday night aside – the starting pitching was more than good enough to win in the first six games of the season. Maybe the staff is better than expected, or maybe the Phillies and Yankees just can't hit. But overall, it's been an encouraging start. Alex also talks about some of the standout offensive performers from the first week, including Hanley Ramirez. He is one of the keys to the Red Sox's season, and seems to be in a comfortable place so far. Rick Porcello's contract extension, and what it says about the Red Sox's strategy in free agency is discussed as well. In the "Around the League" segment, Alex talks about Royals' and Tiger's perfect starts as well as the continuation of the Josh Hamilton saga. Somehow, the Angels keep looking worse. Follow Alex on Twitter throughout the season, @AlexReimer1.