The Home Stretch
We’re almost there. We’re so close to the playoffs we can almost taste it!
Sep 4, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (12) rounds third base after hitting a home run off Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
But close is only good enough in horse shoes and hand grenades. Finishing strong is the key to making the playoffs. The Rays are out to take the division. They have grown accustomed beating us in series match ups but this season they’re behind 6-11. They can’t win the season series, but they can still hit us hard.
Then we play the Yankees at home. At the time of this writing they are only 2 games out of a playoff spot. We know that they will be powering on all cylinders, even if the Captain is out of the rest of the season. There always seem to be scores to settle between the Sox and the Yanks and this season is no exception.
The Orioles come to Fenway next. They’re only 1.5 games out of the a wildcard spot. They will be going in for the kill. This team is young and fired up. In other words: very dangerous!
The Blue Jays come to Boston next. Just because they’re eliminated from playoff contention doesn’t mean they’ll roll over and die.
Next the Sox hop on a plane to play the Rockies in Colorado. (What the???)
Back on the East coast they finish the regular season against those dangerous O’s in what could be a huge series for one or both of the teams.
It’s going to a wild ride to the end of the regular season!