The Boston Red Sox are hotter than hot. They’re on fire; so much so that no fire department in America can put them out. They have won eight in a row and now look to a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Prior to this eight game run, the Red Sox were playing mediocre baseball at best. In their final 11 games in July, they won four of them. From game to game, either the pitching was bad, the offense would take the night off, or both.
And it happened frequently.
Prior to August 1st, the Red Sox were spiraling out of control with no direction. They had lost first place in the AL East to the rival New York Yankees for the first time since late June.
But on August 1st, in the craziest game of the season, the Red Sox constantly battled, and beat, adversity from start to finish. They came out 12-10 winners over the Cleveland Indians on a walk off three-run home run by Christian Vazquez, only his second homer of the season.
It was that game that totally transformed the course of their season. Ever since, the team has been streaking.
Nevertheless, they still have lots of question marks and possible inconsistencies. Some more persistent that others.
If any team produces storylines in their push to the playoffs, it’s these Boston Red Sox.
And they’ll be coming from everywhere.