Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/13/13
The Boston Red Sox surprised everyone by finishing April with the best record in baseball. While April was better than fans and experts expected, May has been catastrophic so far. The excellent offense we saw the first month of the season has all but disappeared in May. The Red Sox have averaged 3.3 runs in its past 11 games. In their last two games, the Red Sox are 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position and 3-for-37 in the past three games. David Ortiz, who got off to a hot start has seen his bat cool off in May as he's hitting .179 for the month so far. Leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury is only hitting .204 in May and his on-base percentage is .259. Ellsbury is the table setter for the Red Sox and if he's not getting on base, then hitters like Ortiz and Mike Napoli can't drive home runs. Hitting isn't the only concern for Red Sox players and fans, the pitching hasn't been good in May either. The Red Sox ERA during the first month of the season was 3.58 ERA, but so far in May it's 4.7...
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