The red hot Red Sox are beginning to cool down in the final month of the regular season. It brings me to ask the question, how will things shape up down the stretch? With additions leading up to the roster expansion, and clearance of the DL; What’s going to happen?
Final Record and positioning:
1st in AL East standing 94-68 record.
Now I know what you are thinking, “How are the Red Sox winning one more game than last year?”. Well it is quite simple. Even though they are in a bad span of games against American League opponents, there is still plenty of time to rest and play better baseball. With Jackie Bradley Jr. coming off the disabled list and Dustin Pedroia coming back earlier this week, there are still impact players coming back that can make a significant difference. Some of these players include David Price and Carson Smith, both can be great pitchers out of the bullpen.
Yes, you heard that right. David Price will definitlely have a strong role in the pen when he returns late into the regular season, as well as postseason.
While reigning the AL East again, they will fall short 3 games behind the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League. Therefore, they will most likely play the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.