Friday, April 24, 2015

Sox Team Batting Average Worst Since 1992

Many observers—including us—have focused on the serious deficiencies on the Red Sox pitching staff this year (both starters and bullpen). But, just as vexing is the woeful offensive production from a team that was expected to bash the ball this year. As's Gordon Edes points out, after 16 games, Boston's .230 team batting average is the worst (16 games into a season) since 1992. We're talking the Bush I administration. Mo Vaughn was a rookie on that 1992 squad that featured immortals like Bob Zupcic—who (amazingly) was leading the team at that point with a .276 average.