A little perspective: the Sox have won five of six, looked quite good defensively in the process (starting pitching!), and they have climbed all the way back to…7 and 11 – a terrible record, and still five back from first in the loss column.
While it is fantastic to see the team succeeding (and a salve for our mental stresses that accompanied the first couple of weeks), another little bad streak and they are back where they started. This is why we were so down on the first twelve games, as even a really great streak brought the Sox all the way back to a poor stance, record-wise.
Certainly big steps forward and reason for optimism. But the hole was, still is, a factor. We will likely be reminded of it for a long part of the season, barring some sort of immediate long-term winning streak.