The Red Sox had a 2-10 record at one point.
They began this roadtrip after their Patriots Day win with a still awful 5-10 record.
They come back to Boston 11-13. Still not great, but a mere 2 wins against the mediocre Mariners away from .500.
The Mariners are coming into Boston with a 3 game winning streak. The law of averages say they are bound to lose a few coming up.
If they drop the first two in the Red Sox series, then Boston will finish April at 13-13.
When you consider the strife, the frustration and the dreadful start the Sox had, even the possibility of finishing April at .500 is reassuring.
So is the sight of Lester, Beckett, Lackey and Dice-K pitching well.
Maybe the sky ISN'T falling.