The Red Sox have lost three in a row which is bad enough. But to make matters worse, the Yankees have won four in a row with a lineup that can pound the ball pretty much top-to-bottom.
The offense - which had been beating up on opposing pitchers over an eight-game winning streak - was no-hit on Saturday, held to just one run on Sunday, and pretty much handed Toronto a win Tuesday night thanks in part to a questionable call to send Eduardo Nunez home with what would have been the go-ahead run on a Brock Holt single that had already tied with the game. It didn't help that Mookie Betts was due up when Nunez was easily thrown out to end the inning.
Oh and remember Dustin Pedroia? The oft-injured second baseman is probably at least a month away from returing.
The news isn't all bad, though. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts played in a rehab game for AAA Pawtucket Tuesday night and homered and doubled in his three at bats. Assuming there are no lingering issues with his ankle, it's expected he will be back on Friday when the team returns home to face the Rays.
So where are you, Red Sox fans? Are you looking warily at that three-game series with the Yankees in the Bronx in just a couple of weeks and reaching for the panic button?
Or have the last three games been but a brief speed bump on the Road To October?
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