It is without question that every Red Sox fan was disappointed with the team’s slow start. The Red Sox were a World Series favorite before the season, before their bad start. However, as Red Sox nation knows, the team has won three straight games against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jed Lowrie and others kept on hitting off of Jay’s pitchers while the Sox’s pitching was also stellar. Lester, Beckett, and Dice-K held up their own in those games. Through this start, Josh Beckett has shown Red Sox nation that he can be the Josh Beckett of 2007, especially with the new found power bats. So far, Josh Beckett has a 1.80 ERA, an opponent’s batting average of .147, a 2-1 record in 3 games, and he’s only given up 4 runs in 20 innings (3 to the Indians, 1 to the Yankees). Also, Jacoby Ellsbury has been playing amazingly with 4 homers and 9 RBI’s and so has Jed Lowrie with 2 homers, 9 RBI’s, and at the time of writing, a .516 average. This will allow Beckett and the other pitchers to pitch with a lead. Now, since the hitters are playing to the extreme, situations like the 1-0 loss to Cleveland will become scarce. The Red Sox may be 5-10 with a .333 record and 4.5 games away from the first-place Yankees, but they can win. Just because no 0-6 team has made the playoffs doesn’t mean that history will repeat itself. The Red Sox without question have the people to reach the playoffs, and I am confident that the Boston Red Sox will reach this goal. Besides, this is not the first time the Red Sox were under .500. Last year, during the beginning of May, the Red Sox were indeed under .500.