In the 18 games since the deadline, the Red Sox have won 44.4% of them. The pitchers have given up 4.44 (+.08) runs per game and the offense has scored 3.94 (+.13) runs per game.
So, based on 18 games into this trade, not a whole lot has changed. Now obviously, these statistics fail to look at the competition the Red Sox are facing and who they are putting in their lineups. So for the casual fan who watches the team only in terms of wins and losses, they still stink. For the fan who watches with an eye on the future, "Hakuna Matata".
Originally, I planned to write about this topic last weekend, but life kind of got in the way. With that in mind, I took a minute to see where the Red Sox would be prior to their current 4 game losing streak. After last Saturday's game against the Astros the Red Sox were 8-6 in games after the trade deadline (winning percentage of 57%). We were scoring 4.43 (+.62) runs per game while only giving up 4 (-.32) runs per game. So, had I written this article over the weekend, it would be a lot more promising. In a few weeks I'll be sure to run these numbers again and get back to you.
In the meantime, let's see what has been going on with our former players.
Jon Lester - games played 4 - innings 27 2/3 - ERA 2.92 (+.06) - record 3-1
John Lackey- games played 4 - innings 25 - ERA 5.4 (+.28) - record 1-1 [got lit up by Orioles, ERA without that game is 2.7)
Jake Peavy - games played 5 - innings 32 2/3 - ERA 3.58 (-.29) - record 2-3
Andrew Miller - games played 8 - innings 7.1 - ERA 1.27 (-.17)
The Hitters- Yes, I'm using that term very loosely. All statistics are with new team.
Jonny Gomes - 11 games - 19 at bats - 1 run - 4 hits - 3 RBI - 5 K - 4 BB - 1 IBB - .211 ave
Stephen Drew- 16 games - 54 at bats - 4 runs- 9 hits - 8 RBI - 14 K - 4 BB - .167 ave