Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Red Sox Need To Lay Waste To Inferior Opponents After Evil Empire Sweep

The four-game sweep of The Pinstriped Posers was nice and all—but the Red Sox need to take care of business over these next eight road games to keep the momentum going. At least six of the eight contests are against two of the "weak sisters" of the AL East—Toronto (51-60) and Baltimore (34-78). The pesky Phillies will be the opponent in the other two games. Thirteen of the remaining twenty games in August are away from Fenway Park. Tonight's Blue Jay starter Marcus Stroman lasted just five innings in his last start in Boston—giving up three earned runs in an eventual 5-2 Red Sox victory. But Stroman has talent—while he coughed up seven earned runs in his last start against Oakland, in the two starts before that he gave up just two runs and one run, respectively. Boston needs to keep up its aggressive offensive style and get to Stroman early—giving the shaky Drew Pomeranz some needed support. With Chris Sale's return still unclear, the pressure will be on the rest of the rotation (which has done spectacularly well since the All-Star break) to keep things going strong. This first post-sweep game might not seem big—but it is.