Lo and behold:
Frontrunning stat-padding Sox are great when it's 16-2, 11-2.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) September 5, 2016
It's those 1-0, 2-1 games that they can't seem to win.
In last four games, Sox outscored last-place A's and Padres, 28-7.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) September 5, 2016
Won two, lost two.
Run differential means jack.
Reaction is just about what you'd expect:
@Dan_Shaughnessy yes, but this is very old news... been this way all season.— Jeremy Caron (@JeremyCaron) September 6, 2016
@Dan_Shaughnessy The Sox may be front-runners but you are definitely a bottom-feeder— Chris Moltisanti(@Loyle2MyCapo) September 6, 2016
@Dan_Shaughnessy 16-20 in 1-run games, TOR is 15-22— Mike (@gtfo) September 5, 2016
@Dan_Shaughnessy sweet sample size, bro— john pittsley(@MithterPitthley) September 6, 2016
@Dan_Shaughnessy actually not true. Take a look at mlb standings, pretty much follows run differential.— Ozzie deFaria (@OzziedeFaria) September 6, 2016
@Dan_Shaughnessy According to W-L, Sox are only as good as A's and SD. According to run diff, they are better. Which one is the truth?— Not Mike Webb (@NotMikeWebb) September 6, 2016
Don't bother Shank with a question like that - he has an agenda to push!
Bonus soundtrack with respect to the title is here. These lyrics are pure Shaughnessy.