We've been throwing the ball really well. I'm not calling anybody out, but we haven't scored a whole lot. - Mike Timlin, after yesterday's loss
Um, what? In the last 2 weeks (14 games), the Sox have scored 72 runs, for 5.14 runs/game. Not great, but a with a league-average pitching staff (and defense) that should translate to 8-9 wins or so. Problem is, in that time the other teams have scored 73. Meaning the Sox pitchers make the opposing lineups look like Boston's. Given that 9 of those 14 games were against Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Baltimore, that's...not so good. And Timlin thinks they're "throwing the ball really well"?
(Of course, I suppose you can "throw the ball really well", right into the wheelhouse of the opposing batter. Reminds me of the Grady Little quote: "The ball was coming out of his hand good, it just wasn't going where he wanted it.")