Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-0

Scroll down the Red Sox averages today, slowly, and try to pick out the common trend.

It should not take long: They all start with a ‘2’. Jacoby Ellsbury leads the bunch at .299. It’s true - one game after the halfway point of the season, exactly zero Red Sox can claim a .300 batting average.

The Boston bats apparently are slumping into the All-Star break, a truth 21-year-old Brett Anderson underscored last night in a 6-0 Red Sox loss to the Oakland A’s. After Nomar Gar...