And for good reason. Sadly, the Red Sox have not played a truly meaningful game, at least for them, since July.
“Farrell is in the middle of his final chemotherapy treatments this week, which began Wednesday and conclude Thursday”.
After Breslow’s exit in the sixth, the Sox bullpen was able to keep the Indians off the board to keep it a two-run deficit.
Let’s get this straight, with no grayness or uncertainty: In this era, with their resources, the Red Sox should never, ever fail to be a playoff contender.
While trades are undoubtedly in the Red Sox’s near future, Dombrowski has a long history of attacking free agency aggressively.
“I’m not the only one who has had to go through an injury”. It’s more than fair for Red Sox fans, and management, to question whether Sandoval has the desire to get in shape over the course of the next four years.
“Some general soreness, the body is exhausted”, said Lovullo. Jackie Bradley Jr., David Ortiz, Ryan Hanigan and Travis Shaw all took Kluber deep. Clayton Kershaw apparently chose to imitate Rich Hill for a handful of starts. He’s more than likely to be a candidate for many of those vacancies.
SS Xander Bogaerts is tied with Houston’s Jose Altuve for the American League lead in hits with 194.
He’s been torrid in those situations lately and one of the best in the game, raising that average to. And while that sounds like a small feat given how strong he finished, it’s worth noting that he started that stretch by seeing his OPS dip to.623. In the last week of October, he will undergo a scan to determine if the cancer has been eradicated. They were bouncing around. Hes 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA in six career appearances against Boston. I’m not even going to tell you he’s particularly great.
“Ortiz did what he does when you catch too much of the plate”.
Now sitting with a record of 78-80 with less than a week to play, it is fair to say that the Boston Red Sox had a disappointing 2015 season. If John Farrell was still healthy and in charge, he would be presiding over this resurgence the same as Lovullo is now. Look at the 2012 Red Sox, or the 2015 Nationals. The empty seats outnumber those that have fannies planted in them.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Boston. These players were not at eachother’s throats come August.
When they outhit their opponents, the Indians are 67-14. Obviously, they will be targeting starting pitching, but I think Dombrowski will be looking to make his mark on this team with the offense as well. Manager Torey Lovullo said it is possible Ortiz would do the same this weekend but wanted to talk to the slugger after the game about a plan. However, it appears as if Farrell will be back in 2016. Not just because it’s awful PR and downright inhuman to fire him under the circumstances, but because his performance doesn’t actually merit a dismissal.