Just wanted to post an update since last week everybody was ready to jump off of the proverbial cliff.
The Red Sox have won their last 4 games - including 5 of their last 6.
The Yankees have lost their last 4 games - including 5 of their last 6.
The Red Sox now lead the division by 3 games.
This doesn't mean the Red Sox are ready to run away with the division, just to show that the baseball season is REALLY long and teams go through peaks and valleys. Hopefully the Sox can keep this upward trajectory and head into the postseason as the division winners rather than have to compete as a wildcard team (or fail miserably and miss the playoffs altogether!).
Yep, well said. Now Red Sox have won 6 straight!
Too bad the Yankees won the past 2 games, and the entire division (minus Jays) won today (UGH), but over the course of the past 4 games, the Red Sox have gained like 2 games on every team.
Addison Reed has looked stellar so far. I know he gave up the HR in his Red Sox debut on just his 2nd pitch, but that was the only bad pitch I've seen so far out of him, and trust me, it's NOT EASY to switch teams within a few days and still pitch very well. Since the HR, Reed has looked lights out. And how about Nunez!
I knew he would come in and provide some hits (guy was hitting .300+ before he got here), but wow, his defense (biggest weakness) has actually been okay/solid, but HIS POWER has been unbelievable. Devers and Nunez BIG reasons this team is streaking now. Nunez had 4 HR all season with SF, now has 4 in just 9 games with Boston.
I think Fenway Park suits his skills a lot better than the pitcher-friendly confines of AT&T Park.
And honestly, you couldn't have asked for more from Fister since Price went back on the DL. Last 2 games, he's 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA (14 innings, 5 runs), 12Ks, and not many walks.
This included a GEM against probably the 2nd (or 3rd) best team in the entire AL.
This upcoming week will be a HUGE stretch though. 2 games against TB, and 3 against the Yankees. Sox need to take advantage, but they better not get swept by either team at least LOL.