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Examining Sox staff's horrific April

The numbers don't lie: Boston's struggles have reached historic proportions

Updated: April 23, 2012, 12:15 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox could hold opponents scoreless over the next eight games and still finish April with a higher ERA than in 2011.

Over the past 90 years, Boston's highest April ERA was 6.31 in 1928. That team finished last in the American League at 57-96.

With a 6.68 ERA after 14 games, the 2012 Red Sox are on track for far worse.

If the Red Sox don't allow a run for the rest of the month, they would finish April with a 4.25 ERA. That would be higher than Boston's 4.24 ...

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