The Boston Red Sox are currently 66-29 and in first place of the always tough AL East by three and a half games. The Sox are riding an amazing ten game winning streak and looking to continue to be the team with the best record in baseball!
The Midsummer Classic takes place next Tuesday and matches the American League vs. the National League in this Nation’s Capital of Washington D.C.
Five Red Sox players have secured spots on the honorable AL All-Star squad…..Mookie Betts, Mitch Moreland, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, and Closer Craig Kimbrel.
Unfortunately Andrew Benintendi missed out on the final vote for a last minute injury addition.
J.D. Martinez needs to be especially mentioned as in last night’s victory he hammered his 28th HR so far this season in a towering shot over Fenway’s fabled Green Monster!
It was a sight to behold as no other Red Sox player has had so many HR’s at this point in the season…ever!
The Red Sox have struggled to overcome a void at power hitter since David Ortiz retired.
While he can never top Ortiz’s stature as a player, hitter, and leader (unless he gets 3 or more championships) he is finally a pickup player that is lighting up the stat sheet on a regular basis and more importantly it’s translating into wins.
J.D. Martinez is batting .329 with 28 Homeruns and 77 RBI’s.
It’s been a sight simply amazing to witness and there is still another half of baseball left for this season.
If the Red Sox can continue this winning pace they could easily finish the season with 110 wins.
Manager Alex Cora has been spectacular in organizing this mostly young group of players into a winning ball club in only his first season.
The Red Sox are the best team in MLB!
Let’s enjoy it for all that it is worth, as this season looks to be one that is going to be very special.
So, let’s hope it leads to a Red Sox Championship.