To put it bluntly, right now the Boston Red Sox are reeling. They have lost ten in a row and didn’t win a single game on the last homestand. They’ve been pretty much outplayed for the better part of two weeks. I hate to say it, but this almost reminds me of how they were in 2012. Now, this is a totally different circumstance. However, Boston needs to start doing something before this season gets away from them.
In the beginning of the season, even when they weren’t hitting they were pitching well. Right now they are not doing either and it is killing them. It seems as though every time you watch Boston lately, they are down by about four or five runs and the opposing batters are looking way too comfortable at the plate. Changes need to happen.
Stephen Drew is certainly a step in the right direction. He is going to stabilize the infield and may solve some of the offensive issues especially against right-handed pitchers. However, they are going to need more help than that. Boston needs some players to really start stepping it up. I keep on saying it, but a legitimate leadoff hitter might be exactly what Boston needs. It would lengthen the lineup and players could be in their proper spots in the order. It could be a lefty who can platoon with Jonny Gomes. I think that is what is really hurting Boston at the moment.
I have this gut feeling that Boston is going to turn it around and make a run. At this point it may not be enough, but they are just too good to look this bad.