The New Boston Massacre
The Boston Red Sox have run away with the American League East. After the come-from-behind victory last night over the New York Yankees, the Red Sox have a commanding 9.5 game lead in the division. The Yankees have lots of injuries and the Red Sox took advantage of it with a four-game sweep. Even with Chris Sale missing his start on Thursday, the Red Sox still got the bats going in a 15-7 win. On Friday and Saturday, the Red Sox would win 4-1. Craig Kimbrel ran into a little trouble in the ninth inning on Saturday. But he sealed the win and the Yankees left the bases loaded in the ninth inning. Then, Andrew Benintendi knocked the game-winner in the tenth inning on Sunday to complete the four-game sweep.
Aaron Boone Is A Bad Manager
The Red Sox have been criticized all season for how they can beat bad teams and lose to the good ones. However, the Yankees are struggling with injuries and haven’t been good against the bad teams. Between J.A. Happ and Aaron Judge, the team needs help ASAP. Aaron Judge is a big piece to the Yankee lineup and it’s clear his bat is missed. Aaron Boone isn’t that great either and it’s showing.
Alex Cora is faced with injuries as well, but he has overcome them. Dustin Pedroia, Chris Sale, and Ian Kinsler are on the DL. Yet, the Red Sox still find a way to win games. He even had Mookie Betts play Friday night at second base and he made a nice stop.
Dave Dombrowski, who’s been criticized for not getting bullpen help, sure is winning right now. The Red Sox picked up Nathan Eovaldi and Ian Kinsler; both have been great so far. The Red Sox should really have the division in their pocket now and be able to breeze through October.