Wednesday, July 1, 2015
June Dalton Jones Average Drops Slightly (-2.3)
67.3. The drop in the Index was fueled—yet again—by very low levels of confidence in the team's starting pitching (a raw score of 34.2—although up some since May). Relief pitching came in at 48.3—a big drop from the May reading. The offense scored a lot better this month—jumping to 47.2. Team defense, however, dropped to a raw score of 49.2. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average—which 'crunches' all of those raw scores into a single Index Value. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense. The editors invite readers from around the world to weigh in every month on the state of the team. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be a pretty accurate bellwether of actual team status.