The Sox' offense has been somewhat inconsistent. Since July 1st, three players have carried the team offensively: Youkilis, Pedroia, and Lowrie. Here's a breakdown of each Red Sox hitter since July 1st:
Cash - (9 G/31 AB) 1 HR 2 RBI .161 AVG/.188 OBP/.290 SLG
Crisp - (21 G/72 AB) 1 HR 7 RBI .181 AVG/.274 OBP/.236 SLG
Varitek - (30 G/105 AB) 1 HR 6 RBI .200 AVG/.306 OBP/.267 SLG
Lowell - (34 G/134 AB) 2 HR 20 RBI .209 AVG/.280 OBP/.299 SLG
The Sox are getting absolutely no offensive production from their catchers. CF is also a dead spot (see Ellsbury). Lowell played hurt until he went on the DL recently. While we should commend him for being a gamer, he clearly hurt the team offensively.
Ellsbury - (35 G/135 AB) 2 HR 10 RBI .267 AVG/.303 OBP/.341 SLG (4 SB/3 CS)
Drew - (36 G/123 AB) 3 HR 15 RBI .236 AVG/.396 OBP/.415 SLG
While Drew has struggled since June, he is still getting on base. His recent numbers suggest that he should be a top-of-the-order table-setter, not a middle-of-the-order run producer. Ellsbury has been a huge disappointment, and should not be leading-off.
Casey - (11 G/52 AB) 0 HR 4 RBI .327 AVG/.407 OBP/.385 SLG
Cora - (17 G/30 AB) 0 HR 2 RBI .333 AVG/.444 OBP/.400 SLG
Ortiz - (20 G/75 AB) 4 HR 19 RBI .280 AVG/..389 OBP/.403 SLG
Bay - (15 G/61 AB) 1 HR 12 RBI .328 AVG/..397 OBP/.459 SLG
Casey and Cora have been decent--getting on base, but doing little else. Ortiz is coming off a wrist injury, and still isn't his old self. As for Bay, his overall numbers are good. But he has been very soft lately. Over his last 6 games, he has only one extra-base hit (a double) and a paltry .391 SLG.
The Very Good:
Lowrie - (24 G/80 AB) 0 HR 23 RBI .322 AVG/..394 OBP/.500 SLG
Youkilis - (38 G/143 AB) 10 HR 34 RBI .336 AVG/.402 OBP/.650 SLG
Pedroia - (38 G/168 AB) 4 HR 21 RBI .357 AVG/.398 OBP/.536 SLG
These three players have carried the load offensively for about a month and a half. Let's hope they don't cool off any time soon.