The weekly article series where we examine the two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week — Mookie Betts and Eduardo Rodriguez.
If you want 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.
It was a wild week for the Boston Red Sox. They played six games after the annual Marathon Monday morning match-up taking two out of three from the Toronto Blue Jays and then dropping two out of three to the Baltimore Orioles. These were six hard-fought games that were either highlighted or overshadowed – depending on how you want to look at it – by the Manny Machado escapades over the weekend.
An early theme thus far for Boston seems to be that their pitching may be a bit sporadic and difficult to predict when Chris Sale is not on the mound, however they are finding ways to win with timely hitting. Although the lack of power may be an issue, it’s still very early and there is certainly time for guys to step up in the heat of the summer months.
Let’s take a look at who was able to perform at the highest level over the course of the last week giving them the rights to strut their stuff.