Red Sox Strut: The pen and Betts
By Rick McNair
Sep 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill pitches against the Baltimore Orioles duing the ninth 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 last home stand of the season started flat and ended with an illustrious three game shutout tossed at the Orioles.
Tampa Bay came to town for a four game set and won three games as both teams – along with the O’s – are in a bar room brawl to stay out of the basement of the American League East. All three teams have managed to have a forgettable season and for Baltimore came an embarrassing set in Boston.
The O’s were three games back in the Wild Card – a longshot, for sure – and managed to get swept and in the humiliating fashion of three shutouts. Surprise it is as the O’s have a decent offensive show being fourth in the AL in home runs and in the middle of the pack in run production. Boston fans will take it.