May 9, 2011
So it’s a bit of a surprise that the first week of May ends with the Sox possessing the worst record in baseball. This is thanks to an absolute death spiral the team has experienced, dropping 18 out of 22 from mid-April through last Friday.
All along, you keep waiting and expecting them to turn the corner, kick it into gear and play like a team that has talent. Yet they keep losing, falling under .500, into last, and finally the worst record in the game. Their nadir came May 3 in a game against the similarly struggling Twins. Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano, a man sporting an ERA on the wrong side of 9.00 when the game began, improbably no-hit the Sox. …
UPDATE: J.J.’s take.