Monday, June 1, 2015

June Offers Red Sox An Opportunity To Climb

As crazy as it sounds, the month of June just might provide an opportunity for the Red Sox to rise higher in the crappy AL East. After all, they're only four games out of first place as we start the month. Of the 28 games they will play in June, half (14) are among AL East rivals. In the recently departed month of May, only nine of their 29 contests were against AL East teams. Now, is there any reason to believe they will perform better in June than they did in May—regardless of the opposition? Not bloody likely. But, at least the opportunity is there to make up some ground. This division flat-out stinks in 2015—so, short of a total collapse—Boston will likely be within hailing distance all year long.