With the lads in England's Premier League away on International duty this weekend, and the fallout of the transfer window still being sifted through, I'll be changing course for this week.
In the last 4 games, the Boston Red Sox have scored 54 runs.
I'm going to say that again, just for effect.
With the last 34 coming at Yankee Stadium.
From the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN: The Red Sox are the 2nd visiting team to score at least 12 runs in consecutive games (within the same series) vs the Yankees since the team moved to New York in 1903. The other was the 1907 Washington Senators.
This isn't a fluke, this is a Red Sox team that is hellbent on placing last season far from the mind of its fans, and they're doing a fantastic job at it.
"Sometimes you're like, 'What's going on?' Because what we're doing now is pretty crazy"
- Mike Napoli, First Base (BOS)
Crazy doesn't even remotely do the tear that the Red Sox have been on justice. This is a Red Sox team that not only 3 games ago, dropped 20 runs on the Detroit Tigers. The last time the Tigers lost that badly was back on September 10, 2003, when they were trounced by the New York Yankees 15-5.
These John Farrell led Red Sox have everything to gain and nothing to lose. As of right now, they own the best record in baseball, have a 99.9% chance of making the playoffs and have a very forgiving schedule from now until the end of the season.
There's no reason to believe that this team can't go deep into October, they have a fairly deep bench, a bullpen that can close out games again, and a rotation that looks pretty solid.
I, for one, can't wait. Bring on the postseason.
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