One of the great axioms in sport is that a team is never really as good as it looks when its winning, and it's never really as bad as it looks when it's losing.
The Boston Red Sox - September 2011 through the 1st two days of September 2012 are here to rebuke the 2nd half of that statement.
There are lots of numbers to digest over the 1st 6 games of this 9-game road trip for the Red Sox, and most of them aren't good.
In bowing to Oakland 6-2 Sunday afternoon, Boston has now lost its 6th game in a row for the 1st time this season.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (pictured) didn't get through the 4th inning, charged with all 6 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks.
In the 3 games against Oakland, Red Sox starting pitchers pitched a combined 9.1 innings allowing 17 earned runs on 20 hits.
Over these last 6 games, Red Sox starting pitchers have chalked up an ERA of 11.52.
Red Sox pitchers have allowed 6 home runs in the 1st 6 games of the road trip.
Jose Iglesias, your Shortstop of the Future, is 0-for-14 since being called up from Pawtucket.
The Red Sox have been outscored so far on the road trip 54-15.
Take heart, Red Sox Nation. Dustin Pedroia had 3 hits and extended his hitting streak to 13 games, the Orioles and Rays are making life miserable for the Yankees and your 2012 New England Patriots are less than a week away from the opening kickoff. Jim Monaghan 9/02/2012 06:58:00 PM Tweet