Five times in the last six games the Red sox have failed to plate three runs. Yes you read that right. In five of the past six they have scored two or fewer runs. Go check my math I’ll wait.
TWO PITCHES AND THE #REDSOX ARE ON THE BOARD! That’s how you respond after last night’s game. #DirtyWater| #MLB pic.twitter.com/0QphvwS9au — Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) April 24, 2022
In the first inning of yesterday’s loss to the Rays there seemed to be hope. Four hits two runs. Hey this was more like it. Then crickets. Boston had just two hits the rest of the game. In fact they went three and out in the: Second – Third – Fourth – Seventh and Ninth inning of Sunday’s loss.
"McClanahan was just relentless with his offbeat stuff…we just weren't able to adjust." Acting Manager Will Venable on the Red Sox 5-2 loss to the Rays.#RedSox | https://t.co/sl8J2jXXRR pic.twitter.com/KXXqCK5bo4 — NESN (@NESN) April 24, 2022
In sixteen games the Sox are slashing .225 / .276 / .350 / .626 line. That’s good for Nineteenth in MLB and Ninth in the American League. This lineup was supposed to be the Red Sox saving grace this season. But to date it has been their biggest issue.
Who’s on First
Most base runners on without driving one in 1. Bobby Dalbec 34 2. Juan Soto 33 — Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) April 23, 2022
It doesn’t really Matter. The gaping hole in this lineup is once again at first. As it was before the Schwarber deal last season. This is the defining position for what this writer can only describe as the grim reaper spot in the Sox order. Bobby Dalbec went 0-4 again yesterday and is now 46 points below the Mendoza line (.154 / .216 / .269 / .484 ) Travis Shaw ? Hell, Shaw wishes he was stroking the ball as well as Bobby D. “ Mr Blutarski “ is Zero Point Zero across the board in seventeen plate appearances. That’s right Shaw hasn’t even drawn a walk. God i miss Schwarber.
Kyle Schwarber had enough of Angel Hernandez' calls at the plate tonight pic.twitter.com/kAaIWM1Hvi — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) April 25, 2022
Hey But it’s still early, right ?
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