The Red Sox will welcome the Yankees into town for a four-game series. This is more than just another series there is a lot on the line for the Red Sox.
The biggest series of the year starts tonight for the Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees will come into town for a four-game series while only trailing by five and a half games for the division lead.
The Red Sox have a chance to add to their division lead so they can feel comfortable for the rest of the season. Chris Sale was supposed to get the mound tonight but a stint on the DL will push his next start back to next week. You feel real comfortable when Sale is on the mound but instead, Brian Johnson will get the start tonight for the series opener.
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With Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge out of the lineup this weekend, the time to jump on the Yankees is now. Both players can smash the ball and are a big factor as to why the Yankees lead the league in home runs. The Red Sox pitching staff needs to on their A game this weekend because fans have been vocal about their doubts with this staff.
Boston has not played well against playoff teams this year. They currently own a 15-16 record versus teams currently in the playoff hunt. Up to this point, the Red Sox have had a relatively easy schedule. They are beating the teams they are supposed to which is good but they compare well to playoff teams. They split the series with the Philadelphia Phillies, which we’ll take. Now it’s time to focus in on the Yankees.
If the Red Sox split or lose the series with the Yankees it should be considered a failure. The Yankees lineup is banged up right now and that is something the Red Sox need to take advantage of.
This series is also a big one for one particular player. That would be David Price. He is getting the mound on Sunday night for the series finale. This is a primetime game and we all remember what happened last time Price faced the Yankees in prime time. Price has been pitching well as of late but now against a playoff team, how will he do?
There is a lot at stake this weekend for the Red Sox and Price. Let’s hope for the best and a series win.