Friday, September 7, 2018

Just 21 Games Remain In The Red Sox Season, But Few Will Be Cupcake Wins

With just 21 games left in the 2018 regular season, the Red Sox are superbly poised to take the AL East. They lead The Pinstriped Posers by 9.5 games, and even if they go .500 the rest of the way, they'd log 107-108 wins. So, why is there still some unease in The Nation about the next three weeks? Well, first and foremost, there's the fact that Boston matches up with The Bronx Embalmers six more times—that's almost one-third of the total remaining schedule (28.6%). Next, the Red Sox starting rotation (due to both injury and crappy performances) does not exactly instill fear in many opponents—let alone the Yankees. Then, there are three more games against Tito's Tribe at The Mistake On The Lake—so far the two teams have spilt their season series (2-2). And then there are the three with the World Series Champs—starting tonight. Of course, they should do well against the so-called "fluff" teams left on the docket—they're 12-4 vs. Toronto and 14-2 vs. Baltimore this year. But, the New York Metropolitans could be tough—potentially throwing a troika of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler next weekend. So, all things considered, we should be pretty confident that the 2018 Carmine Hose will wrap up the division even before the final series against The Evil Ones. Until then, however, these "Final 21" could be like a tense game of Blackjack. Buckle up!