It was impressive, of course, but it wasn't surprising, as the Boston bats have been on fire lately. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .433 with 21 RBIs and a 1.342 OPS in June, David Ortiz looks like the Papi of old with his 17 homers and 48 RBIs, Kevin Youkilis isn't performing up to his own standards but still has 52 RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Carl Crawford all have 31 or more RBIs.
Safe to say that 2-10 start is a distant memory, no?.
In fact, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Red Sox are producing at a pace that's nearly unheard of.
As noted on the Twitter account of ESPN anchor John Buccigross, the Red Sox have scored 14 or more runs in six of their last 29 games. The only other team to do that since 1900 was the 1930 Yankees, a squad which featured a couple of hitters you may have heard of in Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.
Gehrig finished that season with 174 RBIs and 41 homers, while Ruth registered 49 dingers and 153 RBIs. Second baseman Tony Lazzeri had a ho-hum year, driving in 121 runs.
The Red Sox should be warned, though: That Yankees team finished in third place in the American League, thanks to a team ERA of 4.88, ranking them sixth out of eight teams. The Red Sox' team ERA is currently at 3.97, which puts them eighth out of 14 teams.
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