This has led to 14 errors over the first 10 games.
A team ERA of 5.46.
Only a .277 team batting average.
A sickly .307 team on-base percentage.
A scout watching the Red Sox play the Pirates this weekend summed it up best.
"It’s not showtime yet. That’s a team that can flip the switch and they’ll be good. They have so much belief in what they can do."
With regards to the pitching staff, manager John Farrel said, "We’ve taken a little different approach with the first outings in the rotation. We’ve done some simulated game action, where you ease into the intensity. It’ll be more earnest the next time through."
David Ross offers this food for thought, “As we get into this more, we have to get into the rhythm again, that feeling of winning the day. That’s how we approached it last season.”
They have three weeks until Opening Day.
This coming week will be most telling as the rotation and fielders pick it up for real.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell