Thursday, June 2, 2011

May lookback

Even though they stumbled at the end, the Red Sox logged 19 wins and 10 losses for the month of May. That puts them tied with Arizona for the best record for the month.

How did they accomplish it?

296 hits - 1st in the majors
156 runs - 1st in the majors
39 home runs - tied for 1st in the majors
.287 team batting average - 1st in the majors
.472 slugging percentage - 1st in the majors

Despite Beckett's run, the pitching staff still has some catching up to do. They managed only a cumulative 4.01 ERA, which puts them 21st in the majors for the month. They did lead the AL in strikeouts (214), but they were also second in the AL in walks (102).

Defensively, opponents stole 31 bases against the Red Sox, which is the most in the majors against any team.

All of the above has certainly made for some dramatic baseball!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting stuff. No doubt contributing related to a tidbit that Joy of Sox shared the other day: "[Elias Sports Bureau] reports the Red Sox just became only the fifth team in history to start a season 2-10 or worse and recover to occupy first place at any point in a season. Even more incredibly, they also became the first team ever to travel from 2-10 to first place in fewer than 40 games."
    As for the bad stuff, I expected all the steals, but not the insane amount of walks. Driving me crazy.