Red Sox Strut to Betts and Porcello

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Aug 22, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts (50) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Now, to fully understand what the Red Sox Strut is, it means to have reason to walk with a confident, proud air around you. Some people mistake it for vanity, arrogance, or being pompous. This incorrect assumption is not what we mean. The Strut is about knowing that your deeds showed off your amazing skills to the baseball-loving public.

The week was one of a six game road trip and a trip that was quite productive as Boston won both series against both Chicago and New York. The most significant story was pitching and watching opposing aces continue to fail against Boston while Boston’s own disappointing starters continue to percolate to the positive.

The sub-plot is the quest. This one is not chasing windmills, but home runs.

For the week the finish was against the Mets and another inter-league series. For the Red Sox another chance to improve on their best record since 2003 in that category and it was a success with two wins. Now back to Fenway Park for three games against the Yankees and a chance to dent their playoff hopes. Then in come the Philadelphia Phillies with a season as disappointing as Boston’s.