So there seems to be a lot of panic about the lack of offense. Shut out in the 11th game of the season, whereas it took 67 games for it to happen last year. It's troubling, but didn't we see this coming? We knew the offense would suffer, but the expectation was that the pitching would be improved. And it clearly has. Yes, Clement, Wells (now on the DL), and Wake each has had one awful start , but the Sox have now won 3 games in which they scored 2 runs or fewer. That matches last year's total. That's something to be happy about. And the bullpen ERA is over a point better than it was year.
Hopefully I didn't just jinx them. But it seems a little early to panic.
P.S. anyone else notice that people seem happier with a mellow, no-complaints Manny who slugs .200 than they are with a spacey, wants-out-of-Boston Manny who slugs .600?
P.P.S. Also, a proposed rule: anyone who laments the Sox lack of offense has no right also lamenting the Arroyo-Wily Mo trade. Guy has an OPS over 1, thank you.