In case you missed it, the Sox are back in first place. The Red Sox, that is. We had a visit from our fellow Sox from Chicago this weekend, and totally owned them, winning all four games. Here’s a quick recap…
– The Red Sox, duh
– John Farrell, who celebrated his 400th win with the Red Sox on Friday night, making him the eighth manager in Red Sox history with 400+ wins
– The Sox bullpen, which has been dominant with the addition of Fister, and has the lowest team ERA in the AL
– Chris Young, who had 2 homers and 5 RBIs to help win Sunday’s game
– Rafael Devers, who is still the youngest player in the MLB and has already had 3 home runs, 6 RBIs, and his first stolen base since joining the team less than two weeks ago
– Eduardo Nuñez, who’s already hit four HR since joining the team last week, and is batting an astronomical .400 with 16 hits and 12 RBI.
– Mitch Moreland seems to be fully recovered from his broken toe since he hit the walk-off home run to win Friday night’s game.
– Closer extraordinaire Craig Kimbrel and his 1.51 ERA, who earned his 27th save of the season.
– Walk-off wins, as in, we’ve had 8 of them so far this season, including two this week courtesy of Christian Vazquez and Mitchy.
– Red Sox Nation, because we have a team that is playing very well and doing so consistently, and everyone looks happy.
– The White Sox, who’ve now lost six games in a row and are 3-19 since the All-Star break.
– The Yankees, who are three games behind us and lost four straight last week.
– The Giants, because for some insane reason, they’ve called up Pablo Sandoval.
– Every other MLB team because the Red Sox are hotter than hot and I’m pretty sure that’s not going to change anytime soon.
– Red Sox Nation because with the abnormal number of walk-off games so far this season, we’re not getting much sleep. I’m not complaining, though.
– White Sox pitcher Aaron Bummer, who personified his own last name every time he faced the Red Sox this weekend.
*Photo courtesy of Billie Weiss, official Red Sox photographer