Thursday, August 18, 2011

Misery Loves Company

The only time we get three Globe columns in a week from Shank nowadays is when there's something bad to write about.
Four losses in five games. Nine hits and three runs in 27 innings over two days at home against the Rays. David Ortiz is wearing a ski boot on his right foot and Carl Crawford is harder to find than Albert Haynesworth.

These three games marked the first time since 1974 that the Red Sox failed to get more than three hits in three consecutive games. They have gone five games without a double.

Is this a slump? Is it time to panic here in the hardball hub of the universe? Does anybody really care about finishing in first place anymore?
It's not time to panic yet - we'll wait until after the Royals series, then we'll panic!

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