Re: How bad has this 2014 offence been?
posted at 6/17/2014 8:26 AM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
If it has seemed to you that this is one of the worst Red Sox offences you've ever seen, it turns out that it's not just your imagination.
At 3.91 runs scored per game, the 2014 team is on pace to being the second lowest-scoring Red Sox team since 1968, the Year of the Pitcher. The only other team that was worse was the 1992 team.
In June, they have scored 47 runs in 15 games, an average of 3.13 per game. But that includes the 10-run game. In the other 14 games they have scored 37 runs, an average of 2.64 per game.
Since May 16, the Red Sox have had 3 separate 3-game stretches where they've scored 5 runs total, or less.
Remember at one point of the year, they were missing at least six starters from last year team. Ellsbury, and Salty are gone. Drew just signed with the team, and was sort of doing rehabbing. Napoli, Middlebrook and Victorino were or still on DL. So that is six hitters missing from the line up most part of the month of may. Now Napoli is back. Drew just came back two days ago.
Once Victorino and Middlebrook (not sure what to do with him) come back, they will have more power hitting. Papi was an alone power hitter in the line up for the most part of the month of may. Of course he was intentionally walk alot.
But we should all be happy to see how strong is their pitching. Never saw that both Workman and De La Rosa are capable to be part of the rotation. Doubront could be a trade bait once he come off of the DL. I rather to trade him cuz of his medical history. Bucholtz could be traded too, but who want him especially he ll be making 12 millions plus next year and a year after that!!