step one

Man, if I had any Photoshop skills you’d be looking at Buchholz and Pedroia in the picture above. They combined forces and became a two man wrecking crew last night, sending the first-place A’s to their hotel rooms with something to think about. Buchholz went six-and-a-third giving up one run on three hits while striking out five. Pedroia was on base four times – two hits and two walks. He broke the game open in the sixth with a grand slam, launching the Red Sox to a 6-1 lead and well on their way to a much-needed win.

The Sox find themselves at 14-16, two games away from the elusive .500 mark. Since falling to 2-3, the Sox have had seven chances to even their record and have lost every one of those games. That little nugget courtesy of Tony Mazz. Lester goes at 1:30 today (smack in the middle of the Bruins game) and a win puts the quest for .500 in the hands of Mr. Lackey on Sunday. After that, the cringe-inducing spectacle known as inter-league play rears its ugly head.

One month into the season and I’m not sure where this team is going. Are they going to just keep treading water, or get their collective shit together and make a run? I make my first appearance at Fenway on Tuesday, anybody else going?