Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Top Five Red Sox Wins Of The Brilliant 2018 Season.

There were many magical moments on the way to the 108-win regular season of your 2018 Carmine Hose. As they get set to face the World Champion Astros in the ALCS, many betting sites (which you can monitor on are placing Boston as the underdog. As we review this special season, it's really difficult to pick out the five best Red Sox wins of the year, but here we go (in no particular order):

April 8—The Red Sox come back from a five-run deficit, collecting six straight two-out hits to beat Tampa, 8-7. Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi led the way in a thrilling eight-inning rally at Fenway;

May 10—After falling behind 4-0 to The Evil Ones, J.D. Martinez plants an opposite-field solo HR—breaking a 4-4 tie and allowing Boston to at least salvage the final game of a key early-season series against their arch-rivals;

June 30Chris Sale goes seven innings of one-hit, no-run ball—striking out eleven against the Yankees in a dominant 11-0 win. Twenty-one-year-old Rafael Devers goes 5-for-5 with a salami;

July 12Mookie Betts delivers one of the most electrifying at-bats of his career, going 13 pitches against then-Blue Jay (and eventual Pinstriped Poser) J.A. Happ, lofting a grand slam over the Green Monster. The Red Sox would eventually win the game, 6-4;

Aug. 2—The legendary "Steve Pearce Miracle Game". The newly-acquired first-baseman launches  three home runs against the Yankees (one of his former teams)—leading to a 15-7 shellacking of The Bronx Embalmers.

While Boston may be an underdog in the ALCS, there are some who think they can outlast the Astros—particularly with their hard-won home-field advantage. For example, CBS Boston's Matt Dolloff sees three reasons for a BoSox edge (one of which is Chris Sale's dominance of the defending champs). Another scribe (The Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith)—feels that, while the Sox are the toughest adversary the Astros will face in the post-season, they are a better overall team and will prevail. So, all in all, this is shaping up to be a fantastic series—a "Clash Of The Titans", if you will—that could cap-off a stellar Red Sox season with an American League pennant.