The Red Sox are second in baseball with 411 runs scored, but mustered just 14 in their seven games out West. They were shut down by younger talent on both the Mariners and A’s pitching staff, but McAdam says a lot of the blame needs to fall on Boston’s offensive shortfalls and not stellar performances by the opposition’s pitching.
“A lot of the blame has to be on the Red Sox rather than give credit to the other guys,” said McAdam. “I’ve never heard a team talk more “we hit balls hard but right at people.” That can’t be the case every game. There has to be some blame, and not luck assigned, to whatever they’re doing, and they didn’t do much on this trip.”
“I hear that after almost every loss; ‘We hit five or six balls right on the screw but right at people.’ Sometimes that’s true… but it doesn’t happen every single time you lose. Yet, that’s what you often hear in (the Red Sox locker room),’ said McAdam "
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CSNNE's Sean McAdam says there's a disconnect between manager Bobby Valentine and some players, and communication -- between the manager's office, the clubhouse and the owners' suite -- is sometimes in short supply.Read more