Originally Posted by doublem23
Strikeouts have been the inevitable result of baseball still coming down from the steroid era; pitchers are as good as they were in the '90s but hitters have lagged far behind now. The Sox have 140 total strikeouts on the season, which isn't anywhere close to the AL league league. They're not even in the top 4 in the AL.
As we've discussed before, strikeouts aren't as much how many as when. We're about middle of the pack in K's in the majors with runners on. Interesting we're last in walks with runners on, and we also have the lowest ground ball to fly ball ratio by any team in the majors by a ton when runners are on (the average is 0.92, the Sox are at 0.52; no other team is lower than 0.69), which means when we get guys on, almost everyone's swinging for the fences.