Monday, August 6, 2018

Sox Exercise "Damage Control" After Brian Cashman's Ill-Advised Comments

Before his team was ignobly swept at Fenway, Yankee GM Brian Cashman stated, "You wonder what their record would be if they weren’t playing us. Because when we go head to head, we do some damage against them and it doesn’t seem like anybody else is capable." According to Mookie Betts, the Red Sox were well aware of those words, "Yeah, we saw it...But I think we weren’t paying it any attention. We know what we are, we know what we can do and we went out and showed it." The "it" was a four-game sweep that pushed The Evil Ones back to 9.5 games out of first place—and dangerously close to teams that can now seriously challenge them for the two Wild Card slots. Boston is now the first MLB team in 2018 to score 600 runs—and they currently enjoy the biggest lead of any division leader. Soon-to-be MVP Betts also stated that there was no point in last night's game where he felt that the Red Sox would not ultimately win. This is the kind of swagger and confidence that Alex Cora has imparted to the 2018 Carmine Hose. And, it's looking more and more like championship swagger.