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Boston Red Sox: Francona’s Lineup Changes Produce Powerful Results for Red Sox

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Boston Red Sox were just 15-14 in May, going through some tough road swings and suffering from inconsistency on both sides of the ball. They could have easily finished 14-15 if not for yesterday’s 8-2 victory at Toronto, and who knows how the game would have ended up without the changes manager Terry Francona made to the lineup? The Red Sox entered Sunday’s game 1-4 in their previous five games, and they scored only 13 runs in that span. Francona felt it was time to make a radical change in order to spark the offense to produce like they had as recently as the beginning of May.

He mentioned how the lack of production from the majority of the lineup was becoming more prevalent.

“When everybody i...

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