Sox Sweep Sox

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…

Winners:

– 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.

 

Losers:

– 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

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