The Red Sox offense has left a lot to be desired in the 2014 season.
The pitching on the other hand, has carried the team.
Michael Felger compared the Sox season to previous seasons of an A.L. East foe.
"I've seen a lot of Tampa Bay Rays seasons like this," asked Felger. "They can't hit their way out of a paper bag but they have all that pitching… ultimately that pitching gets them into the playoffs."
Bob Ryan believes there is one big difference between those Rays teams and the 2014 Red Sox.
"They got their requisite share of big hits," said Ryan. "We haven't had the requisite share of big hits… Clutch hits, driving them in, run scoring. Not there."