Monday, September 07, 2009
Even after adding a very good hitter in Victor Martinez, the Red Sox still can not score on the road. Post-V-Mart, the Olde Towne Team is averaging 6.57 runs per game at friendly Fenway and winning eleven out of fourteen. On the road, they are 8-12. In those twenty games, the Red Sox have put up an average of 4.9 runs a contest, which isn’t so bad, but it is misleading. Exclude V-Mart’s first game at Camden Yard, when they went for a double Teddy Ballgame (18 runs) and the Sox have averaged only four runs a game. This has to improve or we may not see the postseason.