Do the Red Sox have a Plan B?

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

They better...because Plan A is CLEARLY not working/

The Red Sox have fallen behind in four straight games...and have now lost four in a row.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Remember when we thought the offense would be up to the challenge of carrying the team?

Benintendi (pictured), Bogaerts, and Chavis are having serious issues at the plate, and Rafael Devers is a mess both offensively and defensively.

The pitching is worse.

After Tuesday night's 8-3 loss to the Mets at Fenway, Red Sox pitchers other than Nathan Eovaldi have a combined ERA north of 9.00. Of the relievers that manager Ron Roenicke has been trotting out to the mound, Ryan Braiser was particularly awful with a dismal performance against the Mets on Tuesday resulting in body language on the mound that was even worse than his performance.

Wednesday offers no respite for Boston as they travel to New York to face the Mets and ace Jacob deGrom, arguably the best pitcher in baseball right now. If you want to be remotely optimistic about the matchup, deGrom has faced the Red Sox twice, going 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA.

Five games into an already abbreviated 60-game season, Boston is in danger of falling out of contention even before the end of July.

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