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Blue Jays Smoke Boston Again - Reviewing the Season Series Against the AL Rivals

Boston and Toronto were two teams that were fighting for the last wildcard position last year. Now they are exactly opposite of each other. Boston got off to a hot start to the season before falling completely out of it after the All-Star break. On the other hand, Toronto, on the other hand, started the season off slow, but has gotten better throughout the season. So far, Toronto has had Boston's number this season. The teams have met 18 times so far. This season, Toronto has a 15-3 record against the Sox while outscoring their rivals 119-46. The Boston Red Sox What has happened to the Boston Red Sox? Pitching has been asbismal for the Sox. Starters aren't able to go deep into games, and their bullpen has been a mess all season. Against Toronto, Boston averages 6.6 runs a game, compared to just 2.5 for Toronto. The entire Red Sox team has been an absolute mess this season. From the front office not addressing offseason issues to underperforming players, Many Red Sox players hav

Bobby Dalbec: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Bobby Dalbec is a player that has shown inconsistency all throughout the season and his entire career with the Boston Red Sox. Dalbec is a player known for crushing balls for home runs or consistently striking out. He is referred to as a traditional power hitter. During the season, the once-top prospect in the Red Sox organization has demonstrated the good, bad, and ugly sides of his game. Let's start off with the ugly. Dalbec started the season off-rough! I mean really bad. The power hitter started off the season by batting 4 for 39, or a.102 average. He was not much of a power hitter either! He wasn't making hard contact either, as it took the righty 37 games to hit two home runs. Another part of Dalbec's game that has been proven inconsistent has been his fielding. Dalbec is often used as a utility player, although he mainly plays first base. AHe currently has a .997 fielding percentage, although he also has a defensive run saved metric of -10 at first base. Now that we&

What is WRONG with the STRUGGLING Boston Red Sox?

In the latter portion of the MLB season, the Boston Red Sox are currently experiencing a severe slump. The team has only been able to win one game since the all-star break. Since the all-star break, Boston has a 1-4 record and a -33 run differential. Boston even suffered a humiliating 28-5 loss to division enemy Toronto in the first game after the break. The Red Sox now fall to fifth (last) in the AL east with a record of 49-49. There are many factors that have been pulling the Red Sox down. Some of which are uncontrollable. This includes injuries. Boston ace In his first game back from the DL, Chris Sale was declared out for the remainder of the season. The pitcher fractured his finger after taking a comeback hit directly to his finger during his first inning of work. First inning! WOW, how unlucky! The number of players who have been placed on the disabled list is one of the Red Sox's other worries. All season long, the Sox have been missing important members of their starting li

Who is Leading Boston's Winning Streak?

Boston is currently one of the hottest teams in baseball. Boston has won six straight games they clash against the LA Angels tonight. Including winning eight out of their last ten games. The BoSox is currently in the midst of a tough Western road trip. So far, they have come out with six wins in six games, including sweeping Oakland and beating The Angels three times. Boston started the road trip with a losing record, although now having a .526 winning percentage and is sitting in a wild-card position. Why is Boston winning? The Sox have had stellar pitching over the last stretch. They have only allowed ten runs since May 31, a span of eight games. Including three shutouts, two against Los Angeles and once against Oakland. Michael Wacha pitched a three-hit shutout on June 6th. Although Boston hasn't overused their bullpen over the past week, they have shown solid outings too. Sox's relievers have only allowed one run and two hits in the past three games. The bats have also come