Things weren’t all that bad for the Red Sox until this current West Coast trip, which has seen them go 2-4 thus far against the Mariners (35-48) and A’s (40-42). The Sox did outscore the Mariners 9-5 in the four-game set but could only muster a split against a team with a minus-28 run differential on the year.
The 2-4 record thus far, which has included three walk-off losses, drops the Red Sox’ record against teams with losing records down to 21-15 on the season. It’s not a horrible mark, but it’s simply not going to be enough if this team hopes to sniff October.
“We’re sputtering a little bit,” manager Bobby Valentine said after Tuesday night’s loss in Oakland. “We’re not stringing hits together "
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