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That’s the sound of the Red Sox after opening the 2011 season by getting slapped around and swept out of Texas by the Rangers. These games were not even close – the Sox got outplayed across the board. Here’s the overall line for the Rangers’ offense: 34 of 102 this weekend with 26 runs scored and 21 extra-base hits, 11 of them home runs. They also drew 10 walks. That’s a .333 Batting Average/.409 Slugging Percentage /.775 OBP line. All the concerns about John Lackey – they are very real (Thankfully, we didn’t see Josh Beckett along with Lackey).

Yes, there are still 159 games left in the season. Yes, it’s a little early to be jumping off bridges. But wow, did Texas make a statement this weekend.

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