Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Sam Galanis Contributing Writer Every week, statistician Chuck Waseleski gives his “obscure but telling facts” about the Red Sox to the Boston Globe. This week, we’re giving them to you with our own analysis for each one. 40-13 The Red Sox are 40-13 when Jacoby Ellsbury scores a run. What that means for the Sox: Let’s hope that Sox management can get Ellsbury to stay past this season. He has definitely been a key part of the Sox’s success thus far, and as long as he stays healthy, they could use numbers like those in future seasons. 34 Red Sox pitchers have allowed 34 home runs on the first pitch to batters. What that means for the Sox: This one should have an asterisk next to it because it also needs to be mentioned that Sox pitching has given up 120 total home runs this season. The 34 first-pitch home runs are a ridiculous subset of an already ridiculous statistic. So the Sox have given up the sixth most home runs of any team, and 28-percent of those have been on the first pi...
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