The last time the Sox scored more than 4? That was 9 days ago, August 3rd against the Yankees. The Red Sox lost 8-7. Before that? July 21st, winning 14-1 against the Jays. Three weeks ago. It’s not been fun to watch this offense.
But the Sox did just win a series for the first time since sweeping KC just after the ASB (and just before the 14-1 game, when dreams of an insane run to the playoffs were not utterly farfetched, just incredibly unlikely). Perhaps they can show some fight in this 2-game set at an NL park. Kelly, recently acquired from the Cardinals for the price of a Series-winning show pony, is used to having a bat in his hands. Maybe he can make the difference against Latos. Doubtful…and anyway, perhaps we should be rooting for losses for the sake of a higher spot in the draft…but I can never quite bring myself to do that. Comment if you’re up for it.