After this weekend's series against Kansas City, one thing stood out to me, The Sox can still (sort of) play. Even though they had two ugly extra inning losses, they were able to create offense with the "scrubs" Cherington has left them. (granted they were playing KC)
Let's look at the numbers:
With 33 games left in the season, the Sox are 9 games back of a Wild Card spot, and 5 games below .500. They have crucial series coming up against the Angels and Athletics, and then play Baltimore, Tampa and the Yankees 6 games each before the season concludes in early October. If by some means the Sox can win a majority of these games, they can make a run for a playoff spot. But is this too much of a wish?
The Sox have been inconsistent throughout this season, but after the "blockbuster trade," it looks like the Sox have changed their attitude. When you have guys like Dice-K (pictured left) pitching a gem for the first time in years, and no-name players such as Ciriaco stepping up, the chance for a run is not out of reach. The only thing holding the Sox back is the fact they are against the clock. If they started to turn it on in July, I would feel more confident in them making a push, but with only 33 games left it is hard to see it happening, but hey, crazier stuff has happened.
What does Red Sox Nation think, is it too much of a stretch? Or can the Sox make the late season push for the playoffs?
Andrew J. Kennedy 8/28/2012 10:16:00 AM Tweet