When the Boston Red Sox dropped the first two games of the season in Arlington, some were saying their summer had already been ruined. The team has since lost two more, falling to 0-4 for the first time since 1996. Nobody is pleased with the way they have played to open the 2011 season.
They have struggled mightily at the plate and the pitching (in particular, starting) has been woeful. Boston was hammered by the Texas Rangers and mustered just four hits in a whimper of a 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
But it is not all over yet. The adage goes: "You cannot win the World Series in April, but you can lose it." Well, the Sox have not lost it yet. An eighth world championship is still possible.