Red Sox Strut: Outfielder Mookie Betts, RHP Hector Velazquez
By Sean Penney
The weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Mookie Betts, Hector Velazquez.
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.
The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last ten games to jump into a virtual tie at the top of the AL East with a free-falling New York Yankees team that has dropped six straight.
Sure, beating up on the lowly Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park helped put them in this position. However, the roll Boston is on isn’t merely about taking advantage of a cupcake schedule. The Red Sox made a statement in Houston over the weekend, taking two out of three from an Astros team with the best record in baseball.
The entire team has reason to Strut after winning a potential playoff preview on the road. Which players led the way to earn the honor this week?