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Jim Monaghan
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So much for the closed-door, players-only meeting in between games of the Saturday doubleheader.

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The Red Sox followed up their 9-2 loss to the Yankees in game one with a 6-4 defeat in the night cap, bringing the losing streak to seven games. It was also the teams fourth loss in a row to New York.

Because it's the Yankees, and because the rivalry is constantly being shoved down our throats by MLB (really, do teams HAVE to play in their division 19 times a year?) it feels as if the Red Sox haven't won in a month.

Maybe we've been spoiled. After all, this is the longest losing streak the team has had since 2015 and it's not as if the team hasn't won three straight division titles, and a World Series last fall.

Many Red Sox fans on social media are in full "let's bring up the kids from the minors and see what they can do" mode.

Which would make sense if it weren't for the fact that the bullpen is already loaded with AAA and AAAA players who clearly aren't ready for the big stage yet. And why would you want to rush someone like Bobby Dalbec at this point in his career?

This losing streak will pass...and the Red Sox may even offer us a tease and actually make a half-hearted run at the Wild Card. Just think of how much fun it would be to watch the bullpen implode in a Wild Card game.

And yes, it's fun to watch Aaron Judge struggle (he is REALLY lost at the plate right now).

Get ready for the Astros and Dodgers in the World Series.

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Jim Monaghan 8/04/2019 09:09:00 AM Edit
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