SF used exactly the right word last week: confounding. That's what this season has been.
From the unimaginably bad start to the historic streak of quality starts to losing four of six to the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners, this Boston Red Sox team is still clearly trying to run on all cylinders. And that includes the manager, who has done a number of odd things this season, including benching Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Jason Varitek after only two weeks, having Dustin Pedroia bunt with two runners on early in yesterday's game and moving Carl Crawford all over the lineup like he's Alex Rodriguez (burn!).
Still, seeing as it's still May 2, I offer this bit of reassurance:
Since going 2-10 to start the season, the Red Sox are 10-5, a .667 winning percentage. If the Sox continue winning at that same clip over their remaining 135 games, they will win 90 of them, for a final record of 102-59.
No problem, right?