May 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Boston Red Sox bat weight and rosin bag in the dugout prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Drop in ESPN's Power Rankings

A weekend-sweep at the hand of the Detroit Tigers have helped drop the Red Sox in’s latest power rankings.

Boston was coming off one of its better weeks during the MLB season so far, but reality set back in this week after dropping two out of three to the lowly Minnesota Twins and then enduring a sweep at home against Detroit. The retribution for the Tigers must have been nice, especially in the dominating fashion that they disposed of the Sox.

Here’s what Brett Cowett of the Fire Brand of the AL blog wrote about the Red Sox:

You’d think that with David Ortiz crushing four home runs in Minnesota, the Red Sox would finally find that long-lost power stroke of theirs. Then they got swept by the Tigers, scoring a grand total of three runs in the three-game slaughter — the fewest runs they’ve scored in a series of that length since 2008. — Brett Cowett (@BACowett), Fire Brand of the AL

He makes some valuable pints about the kind of week the Red Sox had and really pounds home the point about how the weekend should make the team and their fans feel. Luckily the American League East is still pretty tight and this resilient Red Sox group can definitely turn things around in enough time to make a run at the division lead, even before the All-Star break. My question is, who is going to step up outside of David Ortiz to help bring this offense closer to the league average before its too late?

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