Re: It's official. The Sox can't hit lefties.
posted at 7/25/2013 5:15 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
Which just adds more credibility to what I just posted.
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Interestingly, here are some other numbers:
Runs scored vs...
RH'd starters: 370 in 70 games or 5.29 runs per start
LH'd starters: 149 in 33 games or 4.52 runs per start
While 0.77 is a significant differential, 4.5+ runs scored per game is a very decent number in MLB.
Seriously, they may hit righties better than lefties, but then, who doesn't?
To say they CAN'T do something , and then actually show that they CAN with the same post is just poor research.
There are many problems looming with this team, and surely they have overcome many already....and this is outstanding, but ability to hit lefties is low on the list of problems.
I would say getting some healthy relief pitchers to help Tazawa and Uhehara is more of an issue. Farrell is going to burn those two out by mid-August.
I really don't see much terribly wrong with the offense.
100% agree with this post. +1 Zil.
Our numbers against lefties aren't bad. We still have the #1 offense is baseball... If these last few years have taught me anything it's that you need pitching and lots of it. We need more arms if we want to make a run for a championship. at least 2 good ones in any way shape or form. Arms are flying off the shelf, gotta think they will make a move soon. In 1 way or another. If franklin comes back strong that could be huge for the sox!