Road woes just bad luck?

Even after the sweep in Seattle, it’s well-publicized that the Red Sox have one of the worst road records in baseball at 24-32 (and the best home record at 36-11). Analysts have struggled to explain how badly our boys play away from Fenway. But could it just be bad luck?

Patrick Sullivan at Baseball Analysts compares Boston’s road OPS and OPS-against with other AL contenders, and finds that the road record belies actual performance. One more reason to sleep a little sounder while the Sox are on the road.


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