With just one, lonely run against the Rangers Thursday, the Red Sox are now averaging a paltry 2.3 runs per game this month.
And while the May Collapse may be infuriating to fans and players alike, WEEI columnist John Tomase says the Red Sox offensive failures are less about bad luck than bad baseball.
“The Red Sox must make their own luck, plain and simple. Yes, they’ve been victimized by some loud outs with runners on base,…but they’ve also hit just .233 as a team, including a .192 average against lefties, which suggests their problems run deeper than luck.”
Worse, Tomase recalls, this problem didn’t just start this season but is carrying over from 2014. “Write it off as a statistical fluke if you wish,” Tomase writes, “but we’ve been awaiting a course correction for over a year, since the Sox hit .237 with RISP last year and it never got better.”