It hasn't been a good West Coast trip for the crimson crew.
They've scored exactly four runs in each of the first four games, good for a one-run win in Game 1 — and three straight losses thereafter.
The offense has been particularly abysmal, twice letting a pitcher off the ropes while David Ortiz has been abominable — 1 for 14 on the trip, including an 0-for-7 day with 12 stranded runners in a 12-inning game the Sox lost by one run.
Meanwhile, in two of the Sox' three losses, an early lead vaporized in one inning as Tim Wakefield and Jon Lester spit their bits.
It's been a rough trip to be staying up late for the Red Sox. Even worse, the Yankees have been surging, and the Blue Jays haven't quite collapsed as we'd hoped. Thankfully, it's the last West Coast swing of the season, and Josh Beckett is on the mound tonight. We always have hope in Beckett, even though — like all the other starters — he's been mostly disappointing this year.