Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dalton Jones Industrial Average Rises 1.9 Points In May

The Red Sox played even better baseball in May than they did in April—and (once again) our readers have noticed. Our May reading of the Dalton Jones Industrial Average rose 1.9 points to 111.9. Leading the way were reader ratings of the team's juggernaut offense (91.6) and solid defense (89.5). Relief pitching was given a raw score of 66.8, while (predictably) starting pitching scored lowest at 53.4. 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 pitchingrelief pitchingtotal 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.