The Boston Red Sox have definitely hit an early-season wall. After getting swept in Texas at the hands of the Rangers, they returned home to Fenway Park and promptly dropped three out of four to the middling Twins.
While it’s entirely too early to allow such struggles to be a major concern, losing six of those seven games is not something manager John Farrell wanted to see after the Sox got off to the best start in MLB. Like in the previous few seasons, injuries are starting to play a major role in Boston's struggles, as a lack of bullpen depth has had a trickledown effect on the rest of the rotation.
There are certainly lessons to be learned from this poor showing, though. Here are five things that Sox fans can take from the Minnesota series: