It hasn’t been a smooth ride this season for the Boston Red Sox.
After reaching the ALCS last season, the Sox got off to a rough start before ultimately turning it around and fighting their way back into postseason contention, only to fall apart yet again.
Their biggest need at the trade deadline was starting pitching, yet they didn’t address it.
That has helped them somewhat, as since the trade deadline, the Sox have scored the most runs in the American League.
But there’s a catch.
Since then, they’ve also allowed the most runs in the American League.
Good news for the #RedSox: They have scored the most runs in the AL since the trade deadline.
Bad news? They’ve *given up* the most runs over that period, as well.@MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 6, 2022
Red Sox Lack Of Consistency
While it has to be encouraging for their fans to see how well the offense has performed, they can’t be too pleased to see that their pitching staff has allowed the most runs in the AL since the deadline.
For every strength, there seems to be a drawback for the Sox.
It has not been an easy season for them.
It’s interesting though to see a little give and take happening.
Rarely are you going to see the team that has scored the most runs in the AL over a certain period of time also allow the most runs in the AL over that same period.
It’s certainly been a weird stretch for the Sox.
The Red Sox still find themselves in last place in the AL East with a 67-70 record.
They sit nine games back of the third Wild Card spot.