It was just a few weeks ago that the only thing that might keep the Red Sox from making a playoff run or the playoffs at all was their bullpen. The Red Sox bullpen has had a pretty brutal season, a large part due to inconsistent pitching and injuries. But in the past few weeks things have changed, drastically.
Since the calendar hit September the Red Sox might have the best bullpen in the majors. In 17 contest its holds an impressive 0.94 ERA in 47 and 2/3 innings pitched. This hot September has lowered their bullpen ERA to 3.61, which ranks 12th in the majors. They have been tested as guys like Pomeranz and Buchholz have had short starts and they answered with impressive performances.
|The addition of Robby Scott (pictured) and other has cause a turnaround in the Red Sox bullpen|
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The great turnaround has helped Boston to a 12-5 record in their last 17 games, while improving their AL East lead to four games. If the bullpen can continue this success into late September and October, a long postseason run could be in the future.
Brian Hines 9/20/2016 04:07:00 PM Tweet