**First of all, I realize our team plays half its games in Fenway Park-notoriously known as a hitter's park, but our staff ERA was almost identical at home (4.79) as on the road (4.65).**

**I'm not usually one to be a leader in assigning blame on a player or group of players, since baseball is a team sport even though it involves mostly one single individual vs another single individual (Pitcher vs Batter then Batter vs Fielder), but I'd like to show Sox fans what the numbers reveal.**

**A look at our pitching by looking at our wins when scoring certain amounts of runs as compared to the AL average in games with the same certain amount of runs scored:**

**The Sox scored 0 runs 7 times this year. The 13 other AL teams scored 0 runs 123 times or over 9 times each, so we were shut out between 2-3 times less than the average AL team. **

**The Sox scored 1 run 20 times and went 1-19. The AL avg: 16 games with 1.5 wins. The Sox underscored by scoring 1 run 4 more times than the avg AL team and won just 1 of these very low scoring games all season. We should have win about 2 gms. Net -1 win charged to the pitching & defense, but if you combine 0-1 run games we went 1-26 while the AL went on average 1.5-24. (Actual net losses: -0.5 games)**

**The Sox scored 2 runs 22 times and went 4-18. The AL avg: 22 games with 5.3- 16.8. We should have won 5.3 games not 4. (Net losses: -1.3 games)**

**The Sox scored 3 runs 31 times and went 6-25. The AL avg: 23.8 games w/ 8.4- 15.4. We should have won 10.9 games not 6. (Net losses: -4.9 games)**

**The Sox scored 4 runs 17 times and went 8-9. The AL avg: 21.9 games w/ 13.3- 8.6. We should have won 10.3 games not 8. (Net losses: -2.3)**

**The Sox scored 5 runs 13 times and went 8-5. The AL avg: 17.6 games with 12.4- 5.2. We should have won 9.8 games not 8. (Net losses -1.8)**

**The Sox scored 6 runs 13 times and went 9-4. The AL avg: 15.5 games with 11.2-4.3. We should have won 9.4 games not 9. (Net losses -0.4)**

**The Sox scored 7 runs 13 times and went 12-1. The AL avg: 11.5 games w/ 9.4-1.7. We should have won 10.6 games not 12. (Net wins +1.4)**

**The Sox scored 8-9 runs 12 times and went 8-4. The AL avg: 14.5 gms w/ 11.2 -3.3. We should have won 9.8 games not 8. (Net losses -1.8)**

**The Sox scored 10-11 runs 8 times & went 8-0. The AL avg: 6.3 games with 6.2-0.1. We should have won 7.8 games not 8. (Net wins +0.2)**

**The Sox scored 12+ runs 7 times and went 5-2. Th AL avg: 4.3 games with 4.3-0. We should have won 7 games not 5. (Net losses -2.0) **

**We were the only AL team to lose any games when scoring over 12 runs and did it twice!**

**Total losses charged to the pitching/defense based on the rest of the AL average wins when scoring set amount of runs: 13.4.**

**A look at our hitting by comparing the amount of wins we had compared to the AL average when our staff let up a certain amount of runs:**

**We had 4 shutouts. The rest of the AL averages 10.6 shutouts. Wow! Big deduction for our staff.**

**We let up 1 run 19 times and went 17-2. AL avg: 16.8 games with 15.3-1.5. We should have won 17.3 games not 17. (Net losses -0.3)**

**We let up 2 runs 15 times and went 11-4. AL avg: 21.9 games with 17.5-4.4. We should have won 12 games not 11. (Net losses -1.0)**

**We let up 3 runs 17 times and went 11-6. AL avg: 24.2 games with 16.9-7.3. We should have won 11.3 games not 11. (Net losses -0.3)**

**We let up 4 runs 25 times and went 9-16. AL avg: 21.9 games with 9.4- 12.5. We should have won 10.7 games not 9. (Net losses -1.7)**

**We let up 5 runs 25 times and went 12-13. AL avg: 16.9 games with 5.1- 11.8. We should have won 7.5 games not 12. (Net gain: +4.5 wins) **

**We let up 6 runs 20 times and went 5-15. AL avg: 14.3 games with 4.1-10.2. We should have won 5.7 games not 5. (Net losses: -0.7)**

**We let up 7 runs 13 times and went 0-13. AL avg: 10.8 games with 2.1-8.7. We should have won 2.5 games not 0. (Net losses -2.5)**

**We let up 8-9 runs 9 times and went 0-9. AL avg: 14.5 games with 2.8-11.7. We should have won 1.7 games not 0. (Net losses -1.7)**

**We let up 10-11 runs 7 times & went 0-7. AL avg: 3.8 games with 0.1-3.7. We should have won 0.1 games not 0. (Net losses -0.1)**

**We let up 12+ runs 8 times and went 0-8. AL avg: 4 games with a 0-4 record. We should have won 0 games and won 0. (Net: 0)**

**As you can see we let up way too many high scoring games by our opps, but based on the amount of wins we should have had with these given runs allowed we should have won 4.8 more games.**

**Our offense lost us about 5 games.**

**Our pitching/defense lost us about 13 games.**

**Although these numbers do not show the whole picture...**

**Facts are facts.**