Red Sox Strut: Third baseman Rafael Devers, RHP Rick Porcello

BOSTON, MA - JULY 30: Rafael Devers
BOSTON, MA - JULY 30: Rafael Devers /
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A weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Rafael Devers, Rick Porcello.

BOSTON, MA – JULY 30: Rafael Devers (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – JULY 30: Rafael Devers (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

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 Red Sox wrapped up a successful six-game homestand by taking two out of three against the New York Yankees over the weekend. They also swept a short two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals after beginning the week by dropping a makeup game against the Cleveland Indians.

The 4-2 record during this stretch at Fenway Park leaves the Red Sox with a fairly comfortable five game lead in the AL East as we head toward the tail end of August. Boston is an AL-best 40-22 at home this season and now trail the Houston Astros by only four games in the loss column for the league’s top spot.

Let’s review the candidates who helped the Red Sox win the week.