This and That:
Sox are hitting an A.L. low of .173 batting average with runners in scoring position, which includes an 0-for-2 Saturday.
Dunn is now hitting .098 with 23 strikeouts in 63 at-bats. He has one hit in his last 37 at-bats.
Jeff Keppinger's hitting .159 which includes a current 0-for-21 stretch after an 0-for-16 earlier in the season.
Five players now on the DL, three of them Dayan, Beckham and John Danks are considered important members of the team.
Counting a rehab assignment, they are saying Dayan could be out about three weeks.
"I think (Dunn's) frustrated, anybody would be. … This is not the time for guys to start thinking about other things. Just try to do things to help your team win instead of thinking about little individual stuff."--Robin Ventura.
"We live and die with the home run and we just haven't hit many of them here of late. In the games we have won we won it with the long ball."-- Jake Peavy
(And therein lies the problem doesn't it Jake???)
Also Hahn was quoted as saying that there is a temptation to start
exploring other options, but with just about 10 percent of the season played, you can't draw any conclusions about where things sit.
He said he'd prefer to wait about six to eight weeks before drawing any seasonal type conclusions about players.
He was asked about how long is to long to wait and said that it's more of an art (guess?) than a science but admitted that "there does come a point where, for the mix of the ballclub or for the effectiveness of the ballclub, you might have to make some decisions or changes before getting all the way up to what is a sizable enough sample to feel it's scientifically merited."
I take from that, that Hahn would prefer to wait as long as possible but if he feels in his gut the season is heading south, he's not unwilling to start making moves.