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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:29

The Red Sox Are Trudging Along Behind Two of The Hottest Teams In Baseball

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So far this season, the Boston Red Sox have not been able to hit their stride or gain any kind of momentum. They are painfully and frustratingly inconsistent from night to night and they just can’t seem to string wins together. Meanwhile, their two biggest rivals, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, are among the hottest teams in baseball so far which poses quite a problem from the Sox.

Right now the Sox sit at 17-15 and in the third place in the American League East. They’ve been pretty much the definition of mediocre and they trail the second place Yankees by five games and the first place Orioles by five and a half. Meanwhile, the Sox are only two and a half up on the Tampa Bay Rays and five and half up on the Toronto Blue Jays, who started the season historically bad.

In their last ten games, the Sox are 5-5. The Yankees meanwhile, are 7-3 and the Orioles are 8-2. Throughout the beginning of the season it has seemed like the Sox just go back and forth between winning and game and losing a game or winning two then losing two. Their longest winning streak of the season was four games but other than that, a loss or two has followed up every other win or two wins. 

It’s still a young season, but with the Orioles and Yankees looking like they might be for real, the Sox need to start picking it up. If they don’t and both of these teams have staying power as some of the best in the game, Boston will dig itself a hole that will be too big to climb out of. With what this team has for talent, they should not be fighting for the second wild card spot come the end of the season. This team was built to be running away in the division, not running in place. 

 

Jake Archer

Jake is a contributor to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is passionate about baseball, basketball, football and golf, but can get interested in almost anything competitive. Jake has a lot of strong opinions and will share them through his writing and podcasting. You can also follow him on Twitter @jarcher04 but please be advised, his takes can get hot.