The pundits have made much of the direction that the Sox took in the off season- the focus has been moved away from hitting to pitching and defense. Many have suggested that the Sox will not score enough runs this year with 2-1 and 3-2 scores being the norm. Granted, we have a very small sample so far, but the early indications are that the Sox will have no problem scoring runs this year. In two games against the reigning world championship pitching staff the Sox have accumulated a nice set of offensive numbers:
21 hits, 9 of which were for extra bases
Not too shabby, so far.
Fenway West 04.07.10