Red Sox Standings Watch: Stuck in the middle of AL East
By Sean Penney
AL East Standings
Many teams would have sunk to the bottom of the standings if they had to endure as many setbacks as this Red Sox team has in the opening month of the season, yet they head into May in third place in the AL East.
Boston is only 2.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, who currently share the division lead. At two games over .500, the Red Sox own a winning percentage that isn’t far off from what was required to earn a playoff spot last season.
The Red Sox have a run differential of zero, having scored 93 runs and allowed the same amount. That would suggest they may remain a middling team on the outskirts of contention, although if they can get Price back in the rotation next month and their bats start to heat up to the level we expect then their runs scored and allowed numbers should start trending in the right directions.