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Impatient Red Sox missing out

With batters pressing, team's walks have plummeted and K's are soaring

Updated: August 7, 2012, 4:44 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

It's not easy to succeed if you don't take what's given to you.

In the case of the 2012 Boston Red Sox, a failure to draw walks has helped translate into mediocrity.

The Red Sox entered Monday averaging 2.84 walks per game. In the American League, only the lowly Kansas City Royals have walked less often.

In fact, you'd have to go back to the pre-World War II era to find the last time Boston walked so infrequently. The Red Sox have walked once every 13.52 plate appearances, ...

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