Red Sox Strut: Outfielder Mookie Betts, LHP Chris Sale
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, Chris Sale.
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 are riding high on a five-game win streak, winning seven of their last eight games to take a three game lead in the division standings.
Boston is firing on all cylinders as they storm through their final road trip before the All-Star break. The offense has scored 6+ runs in six of their last seven games. The pitching staff has been doing their part as well, allowing three runs or less in five of their last eight. This includes a 15-1 shellacking of the Blue Jays up in Toronto over the weekend.
With so many offensive explosions and strong pitching performances there will be many players to give credit to, but only two can Strut this week.