Red Sox Strut: First baseman Mitch Moreland, RHP Doug Fister
By Sean Penney
A weekly article series where we examine two players who deserve to strut their stuff for the Boston Red Sox. This week – Mitch Moreland, Doug Fister.
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 wasn’t a great week for the Boston Red Sox. The team has dropped four straight after being swept at home by the Baltimore Orioles, shrinking their division lead to a mere 2.5 games.
The O’s needed that sweep to get back to .500 this season. It hasn’t been their year, yet they seem to have Boston’s number. The Red Sox are 6-10 against Baltimore, so while they remain far outside the race for the division title the O’s are still playing the spoiler role.
The Players Weekend uniforms were a great idea, in theory. After Boston dropped all three games wearing them, the players should follow Chris Sale‘s lead and cut those uniforms to shreds.
Speaking of Sale, he’s coming off his worst start of the season in Cleveland. The Indians roughed him up for six earned runs in only three innings. It’s the second time this month Sale has been blasted by Cleveland and his struggles against a potential playoff opponent are becoming a concern.
A disappointing week can still have a silver lining. Here are some of the bright spots from last week.