This is not what we were expecting.
The Boston Red Sox finally seemed to be on a roll before the All-Star break, winning eight of 12 games entering the final series of the first half against the New York Yankees. Pitching was coming around, and the team’s offense, which looked relatively dormant over the first two months of the season, had finally ignited.
Then the team dropped two of three to New York and went into their four-day break. The ensuing series against the Los Angeles Angels saw the Red Sox get swept in L.A. and ultimately outscored 22-4, including back-to-back shutouts to begin the second half.
The team hopes to rebound Tuesday against the Houston Astros, who the Red Sox are averaging 6.3 runs per game against this season.
NESN’s Jerry Remy and Josh Maurer broke down Boston’s stumbling offense on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Tuesday’s game in Houston. Check out their full breakdown in the video above.
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