Do the Math

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    [QUOTE]Nobody is saying that if we had less games where we score 4 or less runs, we'd have more wins, however being 2-10 in games where we score 3-4 runs can not and should not be 100% the fault of our offense. The Rays are 10-10 in games where their offense scored just 3-4 runs. The Rangers are 8-8. The American League (not counting the Sox) is 84-89. The AL has a .628 winning % when scoring 4 runs. The Sox are .333. The Sox are 6-1 when the staff let's up 5 runs; the rest of the American League is  23-50. This doesn't mean our offense has not lost us some games. They have lost plenty, but is clear that our pitching and defense has been bailed out way more in 5 run games, but hasn't "bailed out" the offense in 3 & 4 run games. Yes, guys like Aviles, Ross, Nava, and others may come back down to earth, but with Ellsbury and other returning off the DL at some point, the important question is where is our biggest weakness and how can we fix it. While getting a big bopper RH'd bat would be nice, it is not our biggest need.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]Interesting stats Moon.

    I really don't know the best source to find this but I would assume that the gap between the league averages and current division leaders and the RS starting pitchers is even more stark than the numbers are for the whole staff because the BP has been so good since the meltdown against the NYY. I can only imagine how bad ERA, WHIP etc must be for the starting 5.

    As it is 13th in ERA, runs and tied for last in WHIP is pretty scary and sits in stark contrast to the offense being second in runs, TB and OPS.

    The offense could be better but the pitching has to be better. In both cases for the balance of 2012 most of that is going to have to come from internal improvement IMHO. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Well this weekend was one brutal math lesson.
    Posted by bald-predictions[/QUOTE]
     Heart of the order: Ortiz 5-13 1HR 2 2B
                                AGON 2-13 1 HR 1 2B
                                Pedroia 3-13
                                Youk     0-7
                                WMB    1-7
      11-53, .208 2 HR 3 2B's
     
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    Tell the Nats it's all about hitting:

    1) .228/.314
    2) .149/.200
    3) .226/.285
    4) .246/.321
    5) .188/.257
    6) .258/.346
    7) .266/.291
    8) .240/.289
    9) .250/.340

    This was their line-up today. They scored 4 runs off our "2nd best starter".

    The math is done.
     
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    Tell that to the teams that Yankee pitchers held to 0 or 1 run in 5 of the last 8 games.

    Other than May 26th's 3-2 win over the Rays, when's the last time the Sox pitchers helped us win a low scoring game?

    Answer: April 28th (1-0 win over the CWS).

    That's one pitching duel that we've won out of the 40 games played.

    Here are some of the low scoring loses in that stretch:
    4-3
    2-4
    2-1
    4-3
    4-1
    2-1
    4-3
    4-2

    It's not all the pitching's fault, but it's not all the hitter's fault either.

    Ellsbury, Ross, CC and others may help our offense turn things around, but Dice-K and Bailey coming back are not going to save the day for our staff. 


     
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    Ellsbury, Ross and Crawbust aren't going to turn around 2-25.

    The Red Sox are going to lose almost every game they play where the score 3ER or less. No pitching acquisition is going to change that. However, finding a RH bat with middle of the order talent will change that. Youk and Ross and Salty in the middle of the order is pitiful, frankly.

    To have those 3 guys in the middle of the order on a near quarter of a billion a year payroll is nothing short of Obamanation. Pathetic management! Absolutely incompetent management!
     
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    I'm surprised you haven't come out saying you were against the AGon trade and signing yet. It would fit in perfectly with all your other lies and distortions.
     
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    Youk, Ross and Salty would make any left handed hitter get nothing to hit.

    AGon was the correct replacement for the soon to be aged out Ortiz. But to sign Crawbust and then pay Ellsbury yearly 10 million was nothing short of complete incompetence!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Red Sox management will finally do it, because they have a fortune invested in AGon and Crawford. What is pitiful is sitting on Ellsbury over the winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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