Honestly, I'm getting tired of posting that stupid ROLO candy graphic every time your Boston Red Sox (AKA, Raiders Of The Lost Offense) lay waste to their opponents with a 1-run onslaught. Look, I'm all for the re-casting of this team as a Pitching And Defensive Model for the world. But this is getting ridiculous. As of this writing, the Red Sox are 22nd in baseball in runs scored—down with the likes of the AAA Missouri Royals. They are the only so-called "elite" team in MLB with under 100 runs scored through 21 games (a pitiful 4.71 runs per game).
Tim Wakefield has pitched well enough to be as successful as Schilling and Beckett, but he gets about as much support as Kellie Pickler (America, you are a harsh taskmaster!). This team needs an injection of offense from somewhere besides Manny, Papi, Youkie and Trot. It may be that the return of Coco at the top of the line-up will re-ignite the bats throughout the order, but, until then, we need more from Tek, Gonzo, Loretta and the members of the Lost Platoon (Harris, Mohr, Pena, Snow, Cora). Or, maybe a trade is in order to make our beloved team just a little more offensive.