The Boston Red Sox come off a wild week where they are riding a hope-filled 3 game winning streak after posting a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. They are not completely out of the playoff race due to a wild card possibility but are a difficult 12 and a half games behind in the always competitive AL East. In fact, in a sudden offensive resurgence….. the Red Sox scored 22 runs in one game where they welcomed the return of future prospect and minor leaguer Jackie Bradley Jr. to the Big League Ballclub. This game was played shortly after the team heard of the illness of manager John Farrell, the trade of Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers, and that GM Ben Cherington was soon to be replaced by Dave Dombrowski from the Detroit Tigers.
This weekend’s Red Sox Opponent, the Kansas City Royals surprised everybody in MLB last year with an amazing run all the way to Game 7 of the World Series and a subsequent disappointing loss to the San Francisco Giants. The Red Sox beat the Royals 4-1 Thursday Night and are looking to do the same over the weekend to show that they are still a team that should be considered contenders. Most team actions seem to be geared for the 2016 campaign but they easily could be playing in the post-season this year if they can retain their winning ways. Pitching has been an issue but Wade Miley turned out a good performance last night and as many of the young staffers gain experince they can only get better.
It’s been a tough season with many bumps in the road for our Red Sox Baseball Team but with the best fans in Baseball…..Fenway Park and many road venues have had many attendees going to see some fine baseball being played by a very talented team. The Yankees, Blue Jays, and Orioles may be the teams duking it out for the AL East title but don’t count the Sox out of the playoff picture yet. They usually find a way to comeback in any race. Win or lose(but hopefully while winning) we root for the Red Sox and so we say once again…. Go Sox Go.
Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.