Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox haven't been able to get much going at the plate of late. Credit: Getty Images
The Red Sox have plenty of issues these days, but it’s clear that Boston’s struggles at the plate far outweigh their problems on the mound.
In their series in Baltimore to start the week, the Sox had a grand total of one run in three games. They somehow garnered a win out of that offensive output, a 1-0 victory on Tuesday. The weak offensive performance is nothing new for the Sox in this bizarro 2014 season. Boston has scored five runs or more in just 25 of 65 games this season.
Xander Bogaerts, who had been one of the few bright spots in the lineup during the rollercoaster weeks in which the Sox lost 10 and then won seven, was in a major slump heading into Thursday night’s game against Cleveland. Bogaerts went 0-for-16 in the previous four games and struck out five times during the stretch.
“I’m human. We all make mistakes. We all struggle,” Bogaerts told WEEI.com. “I’m going to be fine. Sit back, relax and enjoy. I’ll be fine.”
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