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Old 11-16-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Daver View Post
Ineffective pitching.
From the time when the Sox were up 3 games with 16 to go through the end of the season, the offense averaged 3.5625 runs per game, with 6 of those games scoring 2 or fewer runs. There were a total of 13 starting pitchers in the AL last year who had an ERA under that mark. So unless we are going to trot out the best pitching staff since the 90s Braves, I would blame lack of offense as the biggest contributor to the Sox' collapse that prevented them from making the playoffs.