Friday, August 10, 2018

The Sox Need To Win All Four Games Against The Starless, Woeful Orioles

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You'd think that the Red Sox could just sit back and cruise to an AL East title—on pace, as they are, to win 113 games. But The Evil Ones are peskily hanging in—winners of their last four games and now lurking "just" eight games back. The Pinstriped Posers have a very cushy schedule for the remainder of the season, and could (if Boston falters any) gradually chip away at the lead until the two teams meet again—September 18-20 at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street and September 28-30 to end the season at Fenway Park. So, Boston needs to take advantage of their own cushy times—like beating the hapless Orioles in the next four games at Camden Yards. Three of their best starters will appear in the series—Chris Sale on Sunday, Nathan Eovaldi on Friday, and David Price in the first Saturday game (the second Saturday game starter is still undetermined). The Birds are a mess—with no stars to speak of (outside of Adam Jones and Chris Davis), pathetic crowds and an owner who seems intent on destroying a once-mighty franchise. All of this screams sweep for the Red Sox—now they just have to go out and do it.