Friday, May 31, 2013

Believe It, Sox Now Lead MLB In Runs Scored

Believe it or not, your 2013 Carmine Hose have scored more runs to date than any other team in baseball (274). Nobody—including your humble scribe—thought that was possible at two full months into the season. Not only are the Red Sox atop the American League East by two games, their improved defense has allowed their run differential to soar to +50—trailing only the Tigers (+63) and Rangers (+55) in the American League. Their surprising performance so far is a credit to GM Ben Cherington (for his bold acquisitions), Manager John Farrell (for letting a wide array of players contribute) and, of course, the players themselves. We are delighted to have been wrong in our estimation of this team.