A weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Christian Vazquez, Drew Pomeranz.
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 rolling on a six-game winning streak highlighted by a pair of dramatic walk-off wins.
Even when the unfathomable happens, with Craig Kimbrel blowing a save in the same game where Chris Sale was shelled, the Red Sox still found a way to win. When this team is firing on all cylinders they are proving to be very difficult to beat.
The bats are heating up again, giving a number of hitters a fair case to Strut. The clutch hits have been vital to this winning streak, but Boston is also getting the long ball going. A lack of home runs has been the Achilles heel of this team all season, but so far in August they rank fourth in the majors with 11 homers in six games. The Red Sox still sit at the bottom of the American League in that category, but it’s no longer by a significant margin.