We continue our mid season MLB revue still in the American League East with the Boston Red Sox. They sit 43-29 1.5 games behind the division leading New York Yankees. They did get off to a slow start, but have rebounded nicely in the second quarter of the 2010 season. As of today over their last 10 games they are 8-2, but they have drawn some National League bottom feeders in interleague play. All things could be a lot worse, but it does seem that this is a team that could use a little something at the trade deadline.
As a team they are hitting .278, the second best mark in the American League. They have 696 hits; 175 of which were doubles, 8 were triples, and 93 were home runs. As a team they have stolen 27 bases. The lowest hitting member of their regular nine is LF Jeremy Hermida who is hitting just .217.
Their starting rotation could use a little work especially on the back end. The six players that have started games for them have a record of 34-18. Their staff ERA is a little high at 4.20. They have struck out 502 batters and issued 263 walks. Their Closer, Jonathan Pappelbon, has completed 16 saves and his 2-3 in his own right.
The main question for this team heading into the season was would they have enough offense, after the departure of Jason Bay. The answer to that question seems to be yes, they seem to be scoring enough runs (391 on the season), and the questions still seem to be in the back end of the rotation.